Little Hulton Healthy Heart Club bags £4,000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme
Salford Heart Care’s Little Hulton Healthy Heart Club bags £4,000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme
Salford Heart Care’s Little Hulton Healthy Heart Club is delighted to announce it has bagged £4,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.
Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £56 million to over 16,000 local community projects.
Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed Little Hulton Healthy Heart Club has been awarded £4,000.
Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.
The funds will enable Little Hulton Healthy Heart Club to offer a wide variety of activities including dance exercise, tai chi, relaxation & holistic therapies. The club is very popular – meeting fortnightly, currently supporting more than 50 local older people living with long-term health conditions (females & males aged 65+). Regular day trips and social events are also organised by our team of volunteers.
The club will benefit the local community by providing older people with access to social support to reduce feelings of loneliness & isolation. They will become more physically active which will help to reduce the risk of falls, strokes & heart attacks. They will gain a better understanding of how stress & anxiety can affect their mental health & emotional wellbeing & can learn coping strategies which can lower blood pressure.
Serena Rice, Coordinator of Salford Heart Care, said “We are delighted that our project came first in customer votes! Our Healthy Heart Clubs help to support people to improve their health and emotional well-being, whilst reducing social isolation in communities. Our members are extremely grateful to everyone who has supported us by voting for our cause.”
Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, said:
“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.”
Voting ran in stores throughout May and June with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout.
Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.
Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:
“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”
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 www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp
Issued by Salford Heart Care.
For further information please contact:
Serena Rice, Coordinator 0161 707 7402 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTES TO EDITORS:
- Bags of Help is supported by money from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco.
- So far Bags of Help has awarded over £56 million to more than 16,000 local community projects.
- For more information please visit: tesco.com/bagsofhelp