Tesco in Beverley have handed over thousands of pounds to The Old School House Care Home after they won the customer’s vote for in the Bags of Help incentive.
Winning for March and April, The Old School House Care Home will use the funds to deliver a project called Digging for Dementia.
Barry Cansfield, Manager at The Old School House, said;
“On behalf of the residents welfare fund we are delighted to have won the first prize grant of £4,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.”
“We would like to thank all the Tesco Beverley customers who have voted for us.”
“Digging for Dementia is a project that use the £4,000 prize to develop a garden area that is sensory, engaging, bright and safe to walk around.”
“It will encourage our residents to take part in social activities, allowing for communication and relationship building.”
Dave Ryley, the local Tesco Community Champion visited the home, commenting on their win in the Bags of Help scheme he said;
We are so pleased that such a fantastic project will be benefiting from our Bags of Help community grant scheme and we can’t wait to come back and see the finished garden.”
David again used the opportunity to remind other local groups who have community driven projects and are in need of funding to get in touch.
To date Tesco have distributed around £80,000 in the Beverley area alone helping to fund a range projects assisting local schools that include St Nicholas Primary School, Molescroft Primary School and Keldmarsh Primary School.
“If you are involved with any community project or group and would like more information about how to apply for a grant, please contact me on 07736 483690 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be delighted to help you with your application.”