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Tesco Bags of Help Scheme – Voting Now Closed

* We would like to thank everyone who has voted for us during the last few weeks as voting is now closed. expect to hear the results once we hear ourselves. Many Thanks – Wales Council for Deaf People*

Some fantastic news for Wales Council for Deaf People’s Sensory Garden project…

We’re delighted to announce we’re one of the three charities chosen to be supported by the local Tesco Bags of Help scheme for our Sensory Garden project. 

 Voting will be taking place in our local Tesco stores… That’s the Tesco Expresses in Treforest, Church Village, Pontyclun, Taff St., Pontypridd, the Tesco store in Llantwit Fardre and the Tesco Extra stores at Upper Boat, Pontypridd,Talbot Green and UPDATE : in Caerphilly – (The Superstore and Express)

Can you please share this information with all your local contacts/colleagues and ask them to please support us when voting commences later this month?  You get voting tokens every time you shop in-store and we will receive either £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000 for the garden depending on whether we come third, second of first in the voting!!!!

Our sensory garden in Pontypridd is aimed primarily at adults and children with sight and hearing loss, but is also accessible to anyone in the locality interested in knowing more about sight and hearing loss or just looking for a quiet place to sit, think and enjoy the garden.

The money will be helping us to complete the project and ensure the garden is accessible for and usable by as many people as possible.

Voting runs in each of the stores above from 31st October until 13th November.

Please give us your support every time you shop at TESCO and vote for the Wales Council for Deaf People Sensory Garden project.If you need any further information, please contact:

JOHN  at Wales Council for Deaf People: Tel 01443 485687. Email: john@wcdeaf.org.uk

LOUISE at Wales Council for Deaf People: Tel: 01443 485687. Email: louise@wcdeaf.org.uk

About the Tesco Bags of Help scheme…

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 416 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 26 September to 9 October on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.

For more information, please visit the Bags of Help website: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp