Huntspill Pre-School hopes for revamp with Tesco bag scheme
Huntspill Pre-School Learning Alliance is bidding to bag a massive
cash boost from Tesco's Bags of Help initiative to enable a revamp
of its outdoor facilities.
supermarket has teamed up with environmental charity 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 local environmental and greenspace
groups in each of Tescos 416 regions have been shortlisted
to receive the cash award - and this month at the Burnham-On-Sea
store shoppers are being invited to head along to vote for who they
think should take away the top grant.
Huntspill Pre-School Learning Alliance is one of the groups on the
is open in stores from 31st October 13th November. Customers
will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out
in store each time they shop.
outside area at East Huntspill Pre-school is in desperate need of
a revamp," said spokeswoman Lesley Meaker.
our project is complete we will have a soft surface facility with
road markings, road signs, Zebra crossing, roundabouts, road junctions,
parking bays and traffic lights to help develop the childrens
understanding of the importance of road safety."
will also be a wooden wendy house structure and seating which can
be set up to accommodate different role play ideas. In addition
to this, we will offer a sensory experience through a water feature,
plus a timber corner seating which will be used as our quiet area
to help encourage literacy and communication skills."
pre-school staff and committee members are very excited to be short
listed for a chance of one of the three amounts of grant fundings
from Tesco Bags of Help. Our project will enable the children from
East Huntspill to have a greater understanding of road safety during
interactive learning and play."
Voting will be open in the stores from 26th September to 9th October.
Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the
check-out in store each time they shop.
is the second round of the initiative: the first round saw approximately
eight million shoppers vote in stores up and down the country earlier
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 - thats a massive £11.7 million being
invested into local projects."
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