We are very happy indeed to announce that our community Sensory Garden project has been selected for funding from the Tesco “Bags of Help” initiative, which is amazing news. Voting for our project is achieved via the Tesco instore token system and runs between December 1st and December 31st 2016. The result of the voting will be known in early January 2017.
Our Sensory Garden project develops an area approximately 180ft x 80ft behind the offices of Little Miracles CEN at Ely Community Centre in collaboration with Cambridgeshire County Council. An environment that will literally be to the benefit of thousands of people, supporting children, disabilities and different generations.The garden solution is very much focused on offering many different sensory experiences that the many different generations of children, families and people the centre supports can benefit from through all seasons. Many local businesses have also already committed to supporting the project in many different ways such are the gains that it will provide for those with autism, additional needs, learning difficulties, dementia and disabilities as well as the community in general.
How to vote?
To vote, you just need to make a purchase within any of the stores listed below for any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it’s not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token, please just ask a cashier for one when you make your purchase if one is not provided. Please then drop the token into the “Little Miracles” section of the in store box provided. That’s it!
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.
Which Tesco stores can I vote at for Little Miracles CEN?
The following Tesco stores within the region are all voting points for the Little Miracles CEN project.
BAR HILL EXTRA
CAMPKIN RD CAMBS EXPRESS
CHERRY HINTON EXPRESS
CLIFTON ROAD EXPRESS, CAMBRIDGE
EAST ROAD EXPRESS, CAMBRIDGE
GREAT SHELFORD EXPRESS
HILLS ROAD EXPRESS, CAMBRIDGE
MILL ROAD EXPRESS, CAMBRIDGE
NEWMARKET ROAD, CAMBRIDGE
To check the location of any of the above stores, please go to the Tesco website here: http://www.tesco.com/store-locator/uk/