Tesco has chosen The Fed as one of three local charities to benefit from its Bags of Help project.Tesco supermarket's Bags of Help logo

This is being run with Groundwork and Beattie.

Money raised through the 5p bag charge, brought in last October, will fund local community projects.

The Fed stands to receive a grant of £12,000, £10,000 or £8,000 through Bags for Help. How much depends on how Tesco customers vote. They will decide which of the three charities, including The Fed, will receive which size grant.

From 27 February until 6 March Tesco customers can place their vote in store. 

The Fed is counting on your vote to help us get the maximum award!

The award will help fund The Fed’s Dementia Gardens Project.  Our Marketing Manager, Joyce Khan, explains,

“We are thrilled that Tesco is endorsing our work and that the residents we look after will directly benefit.

Now it’s up to our supporters to vote for us and help us achieve the maximum award.

This will help fund the construction of two enclosed sensory gardens for people with dementia. One has sea-side theme complete with beach huts, pier and boat.  The other has a woodland theme.  There will be a bird-hide where residents can watch the wild-life in the nearby trees.

It is very important for people with dementia to be able to spend as much time as possible outdoors. There are well-recorded positive effects on their well-being and things like the layout, interest spots and sensory stimulation are part and parcel of providing the ideal, safe environment.”

 

People can vote for The Fed in the following stores:

QUAY ST MANCHESTER EXP
PICCADILLY MMANCHESTERANCHESTEREXP
PRINCESS ST MANCH EXP
CHURCH MANCHESTER EXP
DEANSGATE EXP
CITY TOWERS MANCHESTER EXP
MANCHESTER OXFORD ST EXP
OXFORD HOUSE EXP
MANCHESTER METRO
CHEETHAM HILL
BLACKLEY MANCHESTER

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags.