TESCO customers in Barrhead are being urged to cast their votes to help good causes bag up to £25,000 this summer.

The supermarket is marking its centenary with two special ‘Bags of Help’ funding rounds.

In Barrhead, customers will cast their votes for shortlisted groups Diabetes UK, the Beatson Cancer Charity and Maggie’s, using blue tokens distributed at checkouts as they do their shopping.

The Bags of Help scheme allows customers to choose which community projects they would like to see benefit from cash raised through the sale of carrier bags.

Grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000 are up for grabs, depending on the number of votes received.

Voting in the latest round, run in partnership with greenspace scotland, gets underway this month.

Susan Clapperton, duty manager at the Barrhead store, said: “This campaign is a great way for customers to help support fantastic local causes.

“We encourage shoppers to register their votes and help us to give back to these brilliant health and wellbeing charities, which benefit thousands of people across the west of Scotland, in honour of our centenary year.”

Alec Brown, Tesco’s head of community, added: “We encourage our shoppers to help support projects delivering health and wellbeing benefits in their local area.”

A collection point has been set up at the Barrhead store so that, once they have their blue tokens, customers can choose whether to drop them into the box for Maggie’s, Diabetes UK or the Beatson Cancer Charity.

Another voting round will be launched later this year, with more cash up for grabs.
Anyone can nominate a project for Bags of Help. Further information can be found online at tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

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