The Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard have been successful in their bid to receive funding from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme.
Your vote will decide how much we are awarded. We plan to use the funds for illustrated lecterns – similar to that pictured – around the cemetery and churchyard, pointing out key graves and places of historical interest.
Please pop in to Tesco to support our project. Just ask at the till for a token, then drop it in the box of your choice to vote.
Here is the official press release about Bags of Help:
Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects 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 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.
PS You can now keep up-to-date with the Friends of Prescot Cemetery & Churchyard on our official Facebook page.