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Tesco in Barking launches votes for grants with champagne

PUBLISHED: 09:00 27 February 2016

Representatives from the three shortlisted groups for a Bags for Help grant raised a glass ahead of voting.

Representatives from the three shortlisted groups for a Bags for Help grant raised a glass ahead of voting.

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Three community groups which are in the running for a share of £30,000 attended the launch of the Tesco Bags of Help scheme at the Barking superstore.

The initiative is donating money collected from the new 5p plastic bag levy to environmental projects across Barking and Dagenham.

William Street Quarter committee, East Locality Parents’ Forum and Sustrans in Marks Gate will each receive £12,000, £10,000 or £8,000.

Voting opens today and runs until Sunday next week, March 6.

Mark Pascoe, Tesco’s store manager, said: “We wish all the charities the best of luck and look forward to seeing their projects in action.”

To vote, pick up a token with your shopping at the Tesco store in Highbridge Road.

Click on the links below to read our profiles of the three community groups that are vying for your vote.


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