SCHOOL NEWS: Sunny-Ile Pre-School in line to receive Bags of Help cash from Tesco

SCHOOL NEWS: Sunny-Ile Pre-School in line to receive Bags of Help cash from Tesco

THE Sunny-Ile Pre-School in Ilminster is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

The supermarket giant teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores, 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.

Sunny-Ile Pre-School, which is based on the Greenfylde First School site in Ilminster, is one of the groups on the shortlist.

Cheryl Herrick, the pre-school leader, said: “We are very grateful for Tesco’s and Groundwork giving us the opportunity to raise funds for our outside project.

“We are trying to raise funds to provide sun shades and cover for our outside area.  We operate a free flow system and having these covered areas, the children will benefit all our outdoor resources whatever the weather.

“The children love being outside and having these shades will provide the children with more opportunities of learning through play.”

Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout March and April. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit .

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