Tesco customers voted for St Petrocs to receive the top ‘Bags of Help’ grant award!

St Petrocs staff and clients receiving the cheque from Tesco

We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen to receive a massive grant award of £25,000!! This comes as the result of the Bags of Help ‘Blue Token’ vote in Tesco stores at the end of last year.

We feel incredibly proud to be an organisation whose work is so well thought of and supported locally.

Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the Cornwall stores between Tuesday 1st October to Tuesday 31st December 2019.

St Petrocs will use its funds to provide Cornwall-wide support for people experiencing homelessness.

Dave Brown, the charity’s Communications Manager, said: “We’re really grateful to Tesco and their customers for this funding. A great many people in Cornwall find that they have nowhere to call home, and can end up having to sleep outside.

“We can use this money to fund services which will offer assistance to some of Cornwall’s most vulnerable citizens, offering them shelter and help finding somewhere to live.”

St Petrocs clients elated at the generosity of the community and Tesco

Tesco marked its centenary year with two special Bags of Help funding rounds, with a huge £100,000 funding pot in Cornwall. The supermarket teamed up with Groundwork to deliver a special voting round of its community funding scheme, which has seen grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000 awarded to community projects in the County.

Keith Jackson, Tesco Bags of Help Manager, said: “The Centenary Grants are a huge part of our celebration of a century of delivering great value for our customers. And Bags of Help applications have opened again for 2020, as we aim to support more groups and organisations helping to make a difference across Britain this year.”

Find out more about Bags of Help at www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp