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 £40 million to over 9,700 local community projects.
Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed Great Sankey High School has been awarded £2,000. Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.
Mrs Meredith, Head of Music and SLiCE, said:
"We are delighted that our bid has been successful and we wish to thank all the shoppers who have voted for us, enabling our vision to become a reality. We will be inviting our talented and/ or disadvantaged young people from across both the primary and secondary sectors, to work collaboratively on a classical music programme, experiencing a live orchestral concert at the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool. I am very passionate that this programme has the potential to change lives and I am very much looking forward to leading this project to fruition."
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."