Northumbria Blood Bikes calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund

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Northumbria Blood Bikes is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 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.
Northumbria Blood Bikes is one of the groups on the shortlist.

We need your help and your votes so that we can purchase a new blood bike for transporting essential blood.

Kirsty Lawrence, Volunteer Publicity Officer for Northumbria Blood Bikes, said: “With the demand for our volunteer run service increasing, and the number of jobs we carry out each month, means we cover a greater number of miles. We are looking to replace our older Blood Bikes that have racked up a huge amount of miles. A new bike would mean we can, retire one of our older vehicles and, continue our front line operational service potentially saving hundreds of lives of people in the North East. If you are shopping in Tesco Consett Extra, Tesco Annfield Plain or Consett Blackhill Express please make sure you ask for a token. We cannot do this without your support!” 

Voting is open in Tesco stores in September-October and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.