Lyneal Trust is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative in their Ellesmere store during March and April this year.
Lyneal Trust have been chosen by Tesco for its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores 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’s Ellesmere store to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
Lyneal Trust is one of the groups on the shortlist. They provide accessible holidays and days out on their specially built narrow boats, for families and groups with special needs or vulnerabilities.
These funds would enable the conversion of a building to a Meeting Room for volunteers and disabled visitors on their arrival to introduce them to the safe handling of these special boats.
The Lyneal Trust provides holidays and days out for over 2,000 people per year, many from the local area such as Derwyn College and care homes who would not normally be able to enjoy this type of experience.
Voting in the Elllesmere Tesco store is taking place during March and April 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 delivered over £63 million to more than 20,000 projects across Britain. The Lyneal Trust is appealing for support to enable this vital project to be completed.
Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:
“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”