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City Stories: Tesco
Why are you supporting City Giving Day?
At Tesco, we are proud to be part of the local communities we serve. Our Bags of Help programme allows our customers and colleagues to vote for local projects to receive community grants and City Giving Day is a great opportunity to raise awareness and encourage even more customers to participate.
Which charities or communities do you support?
Since Bags of Help began in 2015, we have awarded over £75 million in grants to more than 25,000 charities. The scheme uses money raised from the sale of Bags for Life to fund local community projects, ranging from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment and hosting events.
How will you celebrate City Giving Day?
This year marks Tesco’s centenary and to celebrate this milestone we are offering special Bags of Help Centenary Grants, totalling up to £100,000 across the capital. Our colleagues will be running customer engagement events in store to encourage more people to get involved by voting for their favourite local project.
Which charity are you supporting, why are you supporting it?
One of the projects supported through Bags of Help in London is Champions 4 Change, a community initiative that inspires young carers through boxing training.
“Thanks to Bags of Help, we have been able to offer young carers weekly boot camps, enabling them to make new friends, develop their skills and feel happier.”
Scott O’Connor, Champions 4 Change founder