Pre-School Bid Success!

The Shade Pre-School has bagged a share of a £11.5million carrier bag charge fund

We are delighted to announce we were successful with our bid to the Tesco Bags of Help initiative!

The supermarket teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative, which saw grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to environmental and greenspace projects.

Eight million shoppers voted in stores up and down the country. And it can now be revealed that we have been awarded £12,000.

The results have been announced and we will now begin work on bringing our project to life. Our project will involve installing a quiet seating area and a vegetable patch in the Pre-School outdoor area. We hope that the funding will help make our outdoor area even more accessible for our Pre-School children.

Voting ran in store from 27 February until 6 March – with customers choosing which group they’d like to get the top award using a token given to them at the check-out in store.

Many thanks to all of our supporters who voted for us and to Lisa Cox for all of her hard work putting the bid together.