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MFC Foundation Calls Out For Votes To Bag A Share Of Bag Charge Fund
MFC Foundation Calls Out For Votes To Bag A Share Of Bag Charge Fund

MFC Foundation is bidding to bag 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 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being 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.

MFC Foundation is one of the groups on the shortlist.

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Head of MFC Foundation, Helena Bowman said: “We’d like to thank Tesco for the opportunity to raise some vital funds for our Foundation.

"At MFC Foundation we strive to help raise the aspirations and change the lives of many disadvantaged people throughout the Tees Valley area.

"We’re delighted to be a part of Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative.”

Voting is open in stores throughout May and June. Customers will 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 £28.5 million to more than 4,000 projects up and down the UK. 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.

Lindsey Crompton, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for May and June. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see them come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between.

“We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life.”

You can place your vote for MFC Foundation at any of the following stores:

ACKLAM RD MIDSBRO EXP TS5 7HL
Coulby Newham TS8 0TJ
DIXONS BNK MDSBRO EXP TS7 8NX
Eston TS6 9QH
MIDDLESB CORNATN EXP TS5 8DL
MIDDLESB CORPORAT EXP TS1 1LJ
MIDDLESB MARTN RD EXP TS4 2PT
MIDDLESBROU LNG R EXP TS4 2JR
MIDDLESBROUGH EXP TS1 4AT
NORMANBY MIDDLESB EXP TS6 0NH
PARLIAMNT RD MBRO EXP TS1 4JF
Redcar TS10 2AA
ROMAN RD MIDDSBRO EXP TS5 6DX