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Local groups benefit from Tesco’s community fund

Posted on Wednesday 28th February 2018 at 5:56 pm by Laura Mortimore

Tesco Bags of Help projects in Nov/Dec 2017 and Jan/Feb 2018 (Bradley Stoke).

Three local organisations are currently battling it out to receive the maximum amount of funding from the Tesco Bags of Help fund. Blue tokens are being given out to customers at Tesco stores across the Stokes to vote for the three different projects until 28th February, when they will all be collected and counted. The group with the highest number of tokens will receive £4,000; the second highest will receive £2,000 and the third will receive £1,000 towards their projects.

Since the Bags of Help scheme launched in 2015, Tesco have given over £48 million to 10,000 community projects across the UK. These projects have come from a variety of community groups, charities, schools, clubs and organisations. The projects that are selected to go to voting are ones which will benefit the local community, such as:

  • Purchasing items for local groups such as sports equipment, medical equipment or gardening equipment
  • Making improvements to a community building
  • Developing outdoor spaces such as play areas, parks, school grounds and woodlands
  • Running a community event or supporting seasonal activities

Once three projects have been shortlisted to go to the public vote, the voting will remain open for two months where, during that time, customers can collect blue tokens from the checkout each time they shop in order to vote for their preferred project.

More: Winning project in Nov/Dec and candidates for Jan/Feb »

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Tesco staff chip in to sponsor BSYFC U16 Girls

Posted on Saturday 3rd June 2017 at 9:31 am by SH (Editor)

Photo of Martin Lee receiving the cheque.

Workers at a supermarket in Bradley Stoke have pulled together to support a local youth football team.

The Under-16 Girls’ team at Bradley Stoke Youth FC will be playing in new kit next season, thanks to the generosity of staff at the town’s Tesco Extra store.

Tesco customer experience manager Joe Kilpatrick said:

“We’re delighted to be able to support an organisation that is really local to the store and at the heart of the local community.”

Receiving a cheque for £670, Martin Lee, community officer at BSYFC and manager of the U16 Girls’ team, said:

“Many thanks to Tesco Bradley Stoke for supporting the U16 Girls’ team for next season and providing a new kit for the squad. BSYFC is an FA Charter Standard Community Club with 20 teams, so the donation is very helpful and much appreciated.”

Photo: Martin Lee (centre) receives a cheque from Tesco staff (l-r) Hannah Naish, Joe Kilpatrick, Alice Abraham and Dawn Richards.

This article originally appeared in the May 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 28). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Young at Heart Club bags £2,000 Tesco grant

Posted on Wednesday 12th April 2017 at 9:37 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of cheque presentation to members of the group.

A club for the over-50s which meets at a Bradley Stoke church has been awarded a £2,000 grant from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme.

The scheme distributes funds raised through the 5p carrier bag levy and three organisations in the local area (covering the Stokes, Patchway and Almondsbury) are selected every two months to take part in a customer vote to decide how the three awards of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 should be allocated.

The money will help the club put on a series of monthly coach trips, which typically cost around £400 each. The first one, which has already been planned, will be to the Milestones Museum in Basingstoke.

Club member Josie Hadden, who submitted the grant application on behalf of the club, praised Tesco’s local community champion Dawn Richards for providing guidance about the scheme and said she had found Groundwork, Tesco’s partner for implementing the Bags of Help scheme, “very helpful”.

The Young at Heart Club was started in 1999 when Bradley Stoke was still being built and there were no social groups for older people. It has 56 paid-up members and an average of 36 attend the group’s weekly sessions on Thursday afternoons at Christ the King Church.

The weekly sessions feature a diverse range of activities, including guest speakers, entertainment and quizzes.

The popularity of the group is evidenced by the fact that it currently has a waiting list, as numbers are limited by the hall size and the numbers that can be accommodated on coach trips.

Photo: Bradley Stoke Tesco Extra manager Kevin Vickery (centre) and Tesco community champion Dawn Richards (right) present a cheque for £2,000 to members of the Young at Heart group.

This article originally appeared in the April 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 27). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Tesco stores in Bradley Stoke to give surplus food to charity

Posted on Thursday 28th July 2016 at 8:44 pm by SH (Editor)

Tesco Community Food Connection.

Tesco and FareShare are calling on charities and community groups in and around Bradley Stoke to register for an exciting new scheme which will see unsold food become meals for vulnerable people in the local area.

As part of its ongoing pledge to cut food waste, Tesco’s Community Food Connection programme delivered in partnership with FareShare FoodCloud, recruits and supports charities and community groups, linking them to Tesco stores via an innovative ‘app’ that allows store teams to alert them to surplus unsold food items available at the end of each day.

The unsold food is free and includes fresh produce, such as fruit, vegetables and bakery products. Chilled products like meat, dairy and ready meals are also offered.

There have been 350,000 meals donated to people in need via Community Food Connection to date, following a successful pilot in 14 stores last year and a national rollout from March this year, that has seen more than 1,000 charities sign up to the scheme so far.

FareShare FoodCloud is the result of a unique three-way partnership bringing the charity, social enterprise and commercial sectors together. FareShare brings its knowledge of the UK charity food redistribution market and its experience of providing food. FoodCloud brings its knowledge of the technology and online applications needed to connect businesses with surplus food. Tesco brings the people and technology required to deliver a reliable and well-managed programme, and is the first retailer to invest in, and roll out, FareShare FoodCloud.

Rachel Finn, head of community food programmes at Tesco said:

“No food that can be eaten should go to waste. We’re really excited to start working on this initiative to ensure that any unsold food we have is made use of. We are looking forward to forging strong links with local charities and community groups in Bradley Stoke, and to use this initiative to support their efforts to help vulnerable people in our community.”

FareShare FoodCloud is the latest step in Tesco’s work with FareShare on the provision of surplus food. The partnership spans over three years and includes activities which make food available from the Tesco supply chain, distribution centres and dotcom centres. This has seen nine million meals made up of surplus food donated to over 2,200 charities and community groups across the UK.

Any charities or community groups in or around Bradley Stoke using food to support people that would like to access the scheme, should register their interest by visiting fareshare-foodcloud

Source: Press release issued on behalf of Tesco

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