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Could you help Worcester church land Tesco cash for garden project?

Worcester Editorial 11th Oct, 2017

A WORCESTER church could receive a massive grant, thanks to the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, but it needs Observer readers’ help.

St Mark’s Church has been shortlisted for its share of the cash after applying in relation to its ‘Bees, Butterflies and Wildlife’ project.

St Mark’s is looking to replace wooden fences that are rotting, as well as installing new posts in the church garden and the landscape of north borders to be painted colourfully to encourage more wildlife to come to Worcester.

It also wants to add perennial plants to give an all year round appeal and so cut flowers can be used to brighten up the church.

Deputy Church Warden Val Phillips, said the church was delighted to have been shortlisted.

Now it wants shoppers to vote for the project, as it aims to get the top grant prize.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch a community funding scheme, with grants of £4,000, £2000, and £1,000 being awarded to local community projects. The money has been raised by the 5p carrier bag sales in Tesco.

Three groups in the Worcester Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the money.

Voting is open in all local Tesco stores throughout October. Customers will be given a token at the checkout every time they shop and can use their tokens to cast a vote, although you might have to ask for a token.

At the end of the month, the votes will be collected and the three groups in Tesco’s region will be awarded the funding.

The scheme has already helped fund over 6,000 projects in the UK.

 

A WORCESTER church could receive a massive grant, thanks to the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, but it needs Observer readers’ help.

St Mark’s Church has been shortlisted for its share of the cash after applying in relation to its ‘Bees, Butterflies and Wildlife’ project.

St Mark’s is looking to replace wooden fences that are rotting, as well as installing new posts in the church garden and the landscape of north borders to be painted colourfully to encourage more wildlife to come to Worcester.

It also wants to add perennial plants to give an all year round appeal and so cut flowers can be used to brighten up the church.

Deputy Church Warden Val Phillips, said the church was delighted to have been shortlisted.

Now it wants shoppers to vote for the project, as it aims to get the top grant prize.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch a community funding scheme, with grants of £4,000, £2000, and £1,000 being awarded to local community projects. The money has been raised by the 5p carrier bag sales in Tesco.

Three groups in the Worcester Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the money.

Voting is open in all local Tesco stores throughout October. Customers will be given a token at the checkout every time they shop and can use their tokens to cast a vote, although you might have to ask for a token.

At the end of the month, the votes will be collected and the three groups in Tesco’s region will be awarded the funding.

The scheme has already helped fund over 6,000 projects in the UK.

Story by Lewis Glennon.

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