SVC calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund!

SVC’s Whale of a Time Wednesday project has been shortlisted to win a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000, up to £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects. Shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Whale of a Time Wednesday is a fortnightly social group for adults with learning and/or physical disabilities and mental health conditions. Volunteers assist the adults to engage in various different activities including board games, arts and crafts, karaoke and Nintendo Wii. Our fab volunteers’ create a fun, safe and supported environment where the adults can socialise and engage together. Funding raised from Bags of Help would pay for valuable project materials to continue the fantastic work our volunteers do making a difference to vulnerable adults’ lives.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £40 million to 9,700 projects up and down the UK. 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.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout January and February. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. So next time you’re in store across Cardiff make sure you vote for SVC!