Marshland St James and District Community Centre hoping to bag big cash boost from supermarket giants

PUBLISHED: 14:38 29 September 2016 | UPDATED: 14:38 29 September 2016

An artist's impression of the the Marshland St James and District Community and Sports Centre.

An artist's impression of the the Marshland St James and District Community and Sports Centre.

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Marshland St James and District Sports and Community Centre (MDCSC) is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

The supermarket has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative, which see grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to environmental and greenspace projects.

Three groups in each of Tesco’s 416 regions have been shortlisted to receive the cash award.

And shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Marshland St James & District Sports and Community Centre is one of the groups on the shortlist.

The MDCSC project is to create a community garden around the new Community Centre, providing a safe environment, where residents can meet and chat.

Lee Chapman, chairman of MDCSC, said “We are absolutely delighted to be on the Bags of Help shortlist. This exciting initiative will put the heart back into our village. It is really important to us and will make a huge difference to our community. We hope that Tesco customers in local stores will vote for our community garden project”.

Voting is open in stores from October 31 to November 14. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

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