Christmas has come early for a local primary school in Beverley after they picked up over £3,000 thanks to an incentive run by the super market giant Tesco.
Keldmarsh Primary School were voted by customers of the Morton Lane store in the Bags of Help scheme, winning the incentive for July to August.
Thanks to those votes, the school were awarded a grant totalling £3,700 that the school will use to refurbish their outdoor quiet area.
A delighted Carol Tomkinson, the Head Teacher at Keldmarsh Primary School said:
“Keldmarsh Primary School would like to thank Tesco for the amazing financial support which will support a project which will offer all children a relaxing, pleasant place to read and chat with friends and siblings during break and lunchtimes.”
Chris Beamish Store Manager at Tesco Beverley, said they cannot wait to see the results of the project at the school and urged more groups to come forward, he said:
“We are delighted that another of our local schools has won a Bags of Help grant and we can’t wait to see this fantastic project brought to life.”
“The initiatives we support always have a huge positive effect on our local community, so we’re really keen to see even more groups and organisations apply for future grants.”
“Any group that is considering applying for funding should feel free to come into store and ask me any questions that they like.”
Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme where the money raised from plastic carrier bag sales is being used to fund projects in local communities.
The amount of funding available for individual local projects ranges from £1,000 to £4,000.
Tesco say money from the incentive is already making a huge difference to thousands of local communities with over £37 million given to date to over 8000 local community projects up and down the UK.