Local charity Go Kids Go! Are celebrating after they scooped £2,000 in Tesco incentive ‘Bags of Help’ money that will be used to help fund their Wheelchair Skills Workshops.
Commenting on the prize he said;
“Go Kids Go would like to thank Beverley Tesco customers for voting for our charity in the Bags of Help programme. The funds raised will help us in our work around the Beverley area running training for young wheelchair users and also on our disability awareness workshops in local primary schools.”
“Go Kids Go have been running wheelchair skills training for young wheelchair users since 1990; training designed to enable independence and to help ensure that the young people are able to reach their full potential. TV presenter, Ade Adepitan MBE, learnt wheelchair skills with the charity as a young man and is now a patron of Go Kids Go.”
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already donated £56 million and supported 16,000 community projects across the UK since the start of the scheme in 2016.
The scheme is permanently open for applications from schools, sports clubs, charities and community groups and they are actively looking for new projects that benefit the community to fund here in Beverley.
Community Champion, David Ryley said;
“Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme where the money raised by plastic carrier bags sales is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.”
“Projects that bring benefit to their community will get the green light – these range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers and hosting community events.”
“Since the customer vote was held two years ago, over £80,000 has been awarded to schools, sports clubs and community groups in the Beverley area.”