Help Ashes secure funding with Tesco's Bags Of Help scheme

Help Ashes secure funding with Tesco’s Bags Of Help scheme

The Ashes Playing Field Trust have received at least £1,000 from Tesco’s Bags Of Help initiative, and with your help could receive £3,000 more.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags.

The Ashes will receive £1,000 towards a boules/petanque court which will be situated in the park, and will receive a further £1,000 or £3,000 if coming out first or second in a public vote at the Tesco store on Boothferry Road in Goole which runs throughout September and October 2018.

Customers will be presented with a blue token every time they shop in store, and whichever good causes gets the most votes will get the most extra cash.

The Ashes are one of the three options to be voted on until the end of October 2018.

Tesco’s Bags Of Help initiative was launched following the introduction of a mandatory 5p charge for carrier bags in large stores.

The Ashes has already received £12,000 from the scheme, which was put towards inclusive play equipment in the Daphne D’Ark Playpark.

Tesco is running the scheme with enviromental charity Groundwork, who have already helped us secure funding worth well over £100,000 for improvements to the park such as our play area, multi-use games area and bowls greens.

You can find out more about the Bags Of Help scheme at