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ACCRINGTON ROTARY CLUB RAISES MONEY TO FIGHT POLIO

The Balcony café in Accrington’s Market Hall played host to a charity initiative arranged by Accrington Rotary.

Café owner Jillian Clarke was kind enough to host the event, which raised £170. The ‘posh afternoon tea’ event saw over 30 cups of tea and coffee served with an option of homemade scones, cakes and pies.

The afternoon was staged to raise money for the eradication of Polio globally through the vaccination of all children in the world where the disease still occurs. One of the organisers, Community Chair Jacquie Baldwin said:

“The new film, Breathe brings home why it is so important that we wipe Polio from the face of the earth – no one should suffer from Polio when we can do something about it – we are so close.”

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MAJORETTES NEED YOUR HELP

 

 

Your local Children's Charity group, The Hyndburn Comets Majorettes Troupe need your help!

The Hyndburn Comets are 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 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being 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. They need your support in collecting the blue tokens in store.

The Hyndburn Comets are one of the groups on the shortlist. They are looking to secure funding to help with the cost of uniforms, training kits, medical equipment and new batons. The local group dance at competitions throughout the summer months in the Premier Dance Association as well as training during the week in preparation. They currently have tinies, juniors and seniors troupes but they are always looking for new members to join. Should you wish to enquire or join please call Carole Perkin on 07525718136 or Linda Benson 01254478285 or email Hyndburncomets@gmail.com. Your first session is completely free! They also have a Facebook page with lots of information and pictures.

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

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £30 million to more than 4,600 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Lindsey Crompton, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for July and August. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see them come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

“We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between.
“We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life.”

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

 

         

 

 

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