The Murray Parish Trust is delighted to announce that we have ‘bagged’ £1,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme, all raised from the sale of carrier bags in stores.
Bags of Help is run in partnership with community focused environmental charity Groundwork, who has awarded grants to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, the scheme has provided more than £90 million to almost 38,000 local community projects across England.
With voting not currently running in stores, Tesco colleagues came together virtually up and down the country to vote to decide which three local projects supporting children and young people in their region should be awarded a grant of £1,000.
We are hugely grateful to have been chosen to receive this grant which will support the work we do to advance paediatric emergency medicine at Southampton Children’s Hospital and our current project is to raise £2.1m towards a new iMRI Suite at the hospital. This cutting edge facility will provide the exceptional neurosurgeons with live images during surgery, meaning they will have a far greater chance of success within just one operation. The lives of many more children will be saved, particularly those with cancer.
Claire de Silva, Tesco’s Head of Community, said: “Bags of Help contributes funds to community projects up and down the country and whilst our customers have not been able to vote in this round, we’ve been delighted by the number of colleagues who have come together to choose projects in their local areas. In what has been an extremely tough year, we’re looking forward to seeing these projects providing support for children and young people brought to life.”
Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. To find out more click HERE..