Bags of Help Carrier bag charge helps charities

Tesco staff in Eastbourne SUS-160323-101545001
Tesco staff in Eastbourne SUS-160323-101545001

Tesco customers have voted in their millions and helped good causes in Eastbourne bag a share of a £11.5million carrier bag charge fund.

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

Millions of shoppers voted in stores up and down the country. And the final three winners for this area have been revealed as Age Concern Eastbourne who will receive £12,000, Shinewater Primary School, with a grant of £10,000 and Groundwork South, which will receive £8,000.

Caroline Silke, Tesco’s head of community, said, “It has been a fantastic success.”

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