City Hospice calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s community fund

City Hospice are bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awarded to local community projects.

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

City Hospice is one of the groups on the shortlist.

City Hospice cares for terminally ill people in Cardiff and supports their families as well. Many of our patients have children or grandchildren who will be devastated by their death. Our trained counsellors offer specialist children's bereavement support to children facing the loss of a parent or grandparent and helps them come to terms with their experiences.

Funding from Tesco Bags of Help would support the costs of delivering this work to make sure that children can have the specialist support they need in order to find happiness again.

City Hospice CEO, Liz Andrews said

“City Hospice is a truly special charity in the heart of Cardiff. Our Children’s Bereavement Group is an essential part of our service, helping children devastated by the death of a loved one to find happiness again.”

Voting is open in all Tesco stores in May & June and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already provided over £71 million to more than 23,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

“Bags of Help contributes funds to community projects up and down the country and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers voting in their local stores. We’re looking forward to seeing more projects brought to life.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”