23rd Sep, 2020

Vale good causes reap benefit of Tesco cash

Rob George 1st Aug, 2020

CARING Tesco chiefs have proved ‘Every Little Helps’ during the Coronavirus crisis with community grants for causes across Evesham and Pershore.

Tesco Bags of Help has created a streamlined application and payment process and provided a single payment award of £500 to more than 22 organisations in Evesham and the surrounding area.

Among those to benefit was Ourside Youth Group who received cash for their outreach scheme to enable them to keep in contact with the young people of Evesham.

Evesham and District Mental Health Support Services used their two grants to help run a Covid 19 helpline to give those with mental health issues someone to talk things through at this trying time. Caring Hands in the Vale have also been awarded two grants to keep in touch with the vulnerable and increase the food, household and baby products required.

Evesham Adventure Playground received £500 to assist with their ‘Bags of Play’ for the summer while Evesham Sea Cadets were awarded money to allow them to set up online sessions to continue to help their cadets.

Meanwhile, volunteers at Pershore Volunteer Centre were handed £500 to help to train and security check people who wished to help support different individuals and groups within the local community, when they were needed most.

“During these very different times we want to support the local community in any way we can but the Covid 19 community grant has enabled lots of groups to spread the assistance available to more people in a very varied way,” said Lindsay Roach, community champion at Evesham Tesco.

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