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Shoppers invited to vote for North Wales community projects as part of “Bags of Help”

Tesco shoppers in Wrexham are being invited to cast their votes to help community projects in across the region bag up to £25,000 this autumn.

The supermarket is marking its Centenary with two special Bags of Help funding rounds, with a huge £100,000 funding pot in North Wales.

After a successful first round, customer voting will begin for the second raft of shortlisted groups in October.

Bags of Help, run in partnership with Groundwork, sees funding awarded to thousands of local community projects every year.

In North Wales, customers can cast their votes for the shortlisted groups using blue tokens handed out at checkouts. Grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000 are up for grabs.

The projects include:-

· Hope House Children’s Hospices – Looking to purchase a Wheelchair Adapted Vehicle to bring terminally ill children to Hope House and Ty Gobiath for vital respite care

·Ty Croeso, Dawn Elizabeth House – For the provision of more facilities for families with sick babies in the North Wales Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

· Welsh Women’s Aid / Cymorth i Ferched Cymru – Looking to provide life changing support for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence in North Wales

So far in Wales, Bags of Help has awarded over £5.5m to nearly 2,000 local projects.

The funding will reach more than 30 regions during each round, with an incredible £3,300,000 up for grabs in total.

Keith Jackson, Tesco’s Bags of Help manager, said: “We have been celebrating a century of delivering great value for our customers throughout 2019. And central to that have been our Centenary Grants, which aim to support groups and organisations who are helping to make a difference across Britain.

“We’re calling on our customers to vote in stores from October and show their support for these fantastic community causes.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, added: “This is an exciting time for Bags of Help, with many more communities given the opportunity to apply for larger amounts of funding that can make a positive, long-lasting legacy where they live.”

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