St George in Bloom is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from Tesco Bags of Help.
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award with shoppers being invited to vote for who they think should take away the top grant. The more votes St George in Bloom receive, the more funding they will receive up to a maximum of £5,000 – so please give them your support if you visit Tescos in January.
Voting is open from 2nd to 28th January 2017. You will be able to vote for St George in Bloom at Tescos in Church Road, Redfield and on Bell Hill as well as stores in Kingswod and Staple Hill.
Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop (there is no need to buy a carrier bag).
Through this project St George in Bloom hopes to improve St George with planting schemes in Church Road St George, and enhance the floral displays in St George Park that are maintained by volunteers, and also have hanging baskets in Church Road St George outside the shops during 2017.
They also wish to organise ‘street clean up days’ within the St George area in order to improve this area of the cityand to support the Mayor of Bristol’s cleaner streets campaign.
Grenville Johnson Chair of St George in Bloom said
‘I am delighted that we have been selected for the Tesco’s bags of help voting scheme. We are a small team of volunteers and local residents who want to make St George an even better and more colourful place in which to live and work during 2017. We hope that the public will vote for our projects, and support the work that our volunteers do within our area.’
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £24 million to more than 2,400 projects up and down the UK. Previous recipients include Friends of Dundridge Park who received funding for the path to their extended play area.
The play area was officially opened on the 17th December. Here you can see Kerry McCarthy MP, Cllr Asher Craig and Cllr Fabian Breckels testing the equipment.