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2 years ago By Matthew Hadley

VOTING CLOSES IN STORE SUNDAY 6TH MARCH - Visit your local Tesco in Walsall, Willenhall/Darlaston or Bloxwich and help us secure funding up to £12,000

“If our project is successful, we will provide a safer environment for our youth and senior sections...”

Wednesbury Rugby Club, in partnership with Friends of Ten Acre Wood and Old Park School, has been successful in being selected to have a funding application shortlisted by the Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ community project funding.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across hundreds of regions in England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each region awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags.

The Wednesbury Rugby Club project entails improvements to the wooded area adjacent to main pitch, and a walkway around the perimeters of the pitches, including fencing off of the pitches. Playing areas at the club have been damaged on a weekly basis, with consistent Dog Fouling and Anti-Social Behaviour. If our project is successful, we will provide a safer environment for our youth and senior sections who use this area on a weekly basis for training and match purposes.

The public will now vote in store from 27 February until 6 March on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. Can you please visit your local Tesco store in Darlaston/Willenhall; Walsall; and Bloxwich, and vote for our project.

Wednesbury Rugby Club are delighted to be a recipient of Tesco’s ‪#‎BagsofHelp‬ initiative. Please visit your local store and help make a difference in your community.

Updated 23:42 - 21 Jun 2016 by Matthew Hadley

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