Nottinghamshire Hospice

Adding Life to Days

Turn your weekly shop into care with Tesco Bags of Help

Nottinghamshire Hospice is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch 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 stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Nottinghamshire Hospice is one of the groups on the shortlist.

To help the charity achieve its mission of adding life to days, they provide a ‘Hospice at Home’ service across Nottinghamshire, which supports over 800 patients with life limiting illnesses to fulfil their wishes of dying at home.

The funds raised from Tesco Bags of help will be used to fund this service and enable them to continue offering care, advice and emotional support to both patients and families, supporting them for 3-9 hour periods, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

Sarah Dunning, Partnerships Development Lead said “we’re delighted to have been selected as one of the chosen charities for the Tesco Bags of Help scheme. Every single vote made really will make a difference to local lives as it will not only help us raise the vital funds we need to run our services, but it will also let our patients know that they are not alone.”

Voting is open in all Tesco stores in January and February 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. 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.

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.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

You can vote for Nottinghamshire Hospice in the following stores:

ALFRETON RD NOTTM EXP – NG7 5NH
ARNOLD NOTTINGHAM EXP – NG5 8AA
BASFORD EXPRESS – NG5 1JJ
BULWELL – NG6 8EQ
CARLTON HILL NOTT EXP – NG4 1GP
CASTLE BOULEVARD EXP – NG7 1SA
CINDERHILL NOTTM EXP – NG8 6AU
FLETCHER GTE NOTT EXP – NG1 2HL
HUCKNALL RD NOTTM EXP – NG5 1QZ
LONG ROW NOTTING EXP – NG1 6JN
MAID MAR WY NOTT EXP – NG1 6GF
MANSFIELD RD NTTM EXP – NG5 3FW
NOTT CANNING CIRC EXP – NG7 3JL
NOTTINGHAM CARLTON – NG4 1EB
NOTTINGHAM METRO – NG1 3QE
NOTTINGHAM TOP VALLEY – NG5 9DD
NOTTINGHAM U PARL EXP – NG1 2GB
NOTTINGHM OAKDAL EXP – NG3 7EF
NOTTS OXCLOSE LN EXP – NG5 6FZ
NOTTS RADFORD EXP – NG7 3EA
NOTTS STATION ST EXP – NG2 3AJ
RADCLIFFE ON TRENT EXP – NG12 2FD
SHAKESPEARE NOTT EXP – NG1 4FQ