Tesco gives bags of cash to Exmouth schools
PUBLISHED: 12:30 05 June 2016
Funds raised by Tesco supermarket customers buying carrier bags have boosted pupil learning at a trio of schools.
In the latest round of Bags for Help - a local grant scheme where money raised from the Government’s 5p bag charge is used to fund local projects to create or improve green spaces in communities across the UK - Brixington Primary Academy received £12,000 for a derelict pond make-over, Exeter Road Primary School had £8,000 for an outdoor reading area and Woodbury Salterton Primary School £10,000 for renovating a school garden.
The cash was awarded after Tesco Exmouth asked customers to choose a school for a grant.
A spokeswoman for Tesco said: “Every customer over a two-week period was given a plastic chip and they then voted which school they would like to get the money.”
Apply for a grant for your organisation by June 3 at www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp