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‘Bags of help’ grant for Beverley school

Tesco’s Beverley store manager Chris Beamish presents the cheque to head teacher Carol Tomkinson with school business manager Diana Bostock and pupils looking on

Beverley’s Keldmarsh Primary School has received a £3,700 boost from local supermarket Tesco as part of their Bags of Help community grant scheme. The money will be used to refurbish the school’s outdoor quiet area.

Bags of Help uses money raised from the sale of plastic carrier bags and helps fund thousands of local projects across the UK. Three community projects in each local area are voted on by customers in stores, with the projects changing every other month. At the end of the voting period, all three projects will receive funding in each local area. The amount of funding available for individual local projects ranges from £1,000 to £4,000.

Keldmarsh were recipients of a grant for the July/August period and head teacher Carol Tomkinson said: “Keldmarsh Primary School would like to thank Tesco for the amazing financial support which will support a project which will offer all children a relaxing, pleasant place to read and chat with friends and siblings during break and lunchtimes.’’

Chris Beamish, store manager in Beverley, said: ‘‘We are delighted that another of our local schools has won a Bags of Help grant and we can’t wait to see this fantastic project brought to life. The initiatives we support always have a huge positive effect on our local community, so we’re really keen to see even more groups and organisations apply for future grants. Any group that is considering applying for funding should feel free to come into store and ask me any questions that they like.’’