Vote for Friends of Par Beach at Tesco
Vote for Friends of Par Beach at Tesco
Thursday, 11th May 2017

Vote for Friends of Par Beach at Tesco

Friends of Par Beach is delighted to announce that we are one of the Community Groups selected to participate in the Tesco Bags of Help initiative at the St Austell (Holmbush) store and the Tregonissey Tesco Express from now until the end of June. There is no minimum spend, but you may need to remind the cashier that you want the voting disc.

Please help us spread the word - tell your friends, neighbours, relatives. The more people who know that we can gain funding from Tesco the better.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £1000-£4,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

Three groups have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and Friends of Par Beach is asking for your support when shopping at the Tesco stores mentioned above.

Friends of Par Beach, in its ongoing support of Par Sands Local Nature Reserve, will spend the money to coppice part of the wetland area. This has been part of the Management Plan for many years and is long overdue. As otters are known to pass through the area, the wood will be used to build an otter holt, in the hope that they might stay.

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."

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Cornwall Council Park Leisure Par Sands Friends of Par Beach are supported by
Par Bay Big Local, Trenython Manor,
Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park,
Cornwall Council Community Grant
Trenython Manor Par Bay Big Local