We need your help! Tesco Bags of Help! Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund

Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival is working in partnership with Horncastle Walkers are Welcome to bid for 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.

Horncastle Walkers are Welcome is one of the groups on the shortlist. They are hoping to raise funds to offer some family friendly activities at the finale of the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival, which will take place at Scrivelsby Estate on Sunday 2nd June 2019.

The 15th annual Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival will draw to a close with an awesome action packed day of walks and activities at Scivelsby Estate. The programme already includes 8 fascinating walks offering a rare opportunity for you to explore the estate and discover the fascinating history of the family that has lived and farmed there since 1066.Organisers are keen to make this a family friendly event, so as well as treasure hunts, stream dipping and orienteering, they plan to use the additional funding to offer some children’s entertainment in the form of circus skills workshops.

Co-ordinator of the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival, Natalie Lunt, said:

“Please cast your vote in store and help us to raise some additional funding to make this year’s finale an extra special 15th anniversary celebration!”

The festival, which remains one of the largest and best-attended events of its kind in the UK, offers 16 days of walking and family fun from 18th May to 2nd June. For more information go to www.woldswalkingfestival.co.uk

Voting is open in Horncastle Tesco store throughout March and April and customers can 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.

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