We're calling out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s community fund. Northumbria Blood Bikes are bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco #BagsofHelp Centenary Grant initiative.
To celebrate Tesco’s Centenary, the supermarket has teamed up with Groundwork to deliver a special voting round of its community funding scheme which will see grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000 awarded to community projects.
Three groups in each 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 those groups on the shortlist for all of the North East of England stores.
We need you help to purchase a blood car for transporting essential blood, urgent medical supplies and samples which contributes to saving or improving people's quality of life.
Kirsty Lawrence, Publicity Officer for Northumbria Blood Bikes, said: “During times of bad weather, such as the winter months, for larger quantities of blood transportation and for clinician's who are called into theatre for emergency surgery's we need to use cars to complete the deliveries. Without also having cars available to use on operational shifts we would be limited on what we can transport. You never know when we could have the ride, or in this case drive, of your life so please support our charity with your votes.”
Voting is open in all Tesco stores in July-August 2019 and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.