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  • Salem seeks your vote to boost village funds...

    Salem calls out for YOUR votes to bag a share of a £12.5million carrier bag charge fund...

    Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its "Bags of Help" initiative, which see grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to environmental and greenspace projects. Three groups in each of Tesco’s 416 regions have been shortlisted to receive the cash award.

    And this month shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

    Our village hall is one of the groups on the shortlist. Voting is open in stores from 31 October. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. This is the second round of the initiative: the first round saw approximately eight million shoppers vote in stores up and down the country earlier this year.

    Lindsey Crompton, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “The first round of the Bags of Help initiative was a fantastic success.

    “In total 1,170 community groups were awarded £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000 - that’s a massive £11.7 million being invested into local projects. “We are already seeing some great results from groups transforming their own environmental and greenspace areas. “We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for round two. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see them come to life in hundreds of communities.”

    Groundwork’s national Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Bags of Help is giving our communities both the funding and the support to create better, healthier and greener places for everyone to enjoy.

    “We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between.

    “They’re all fantastic projects that make a real difference in our neighbourhoods.

    “We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life.”

    So - get along to your local Tesco store between 31 October and 13 November to support the cause!

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