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Help Langdon's Physical Therapies team raise funds through Tesco's charity scheme

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News, Recovery and wellbeing on 21st January, 2020

Last year, the Sports Team at Langdon, Dawlish applied to be one of the chosen projects funded by the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

Bags of Help is a community grant scheme where the money raised from plastic carrier bag sales is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities across the country. As part of the application process the team had to provide information on how the funds would be used to help a worthy cause if they were successful in their application.

Jack Philips, Team Leader said: "We are always looking at new initiatives to promote activity within our patient group and novel ideas to get everybody moving. We have recently put a real focus on engaging the 'hard to reach' patients with low level activity as they are the people who really benefit and are in massive need of this engagement for both their physical and mental health. Unfortunately, this comes at a price and sports equipment isn't cheap so we applied for the Tesco fund.

"We have been very lucky to be picked along with two other projects to be voted for in four local stores which is an amazing achievement and an exciting opportunity! Many of you will have seen the little blue tokens in Tesco stores but we are asking you pay real attention to these from January through to March to help us achieve as much funding as possible."

The winner of the vote will receive £2000, second place £1000 and third £500.

To vote, a purchase of any value needs to be made within the store. You will receive one token per transaction and it's not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token.

The project can be voted for in the following Tesco stores from January to March 2020.

  • Kingsteignton Express
  • Newton Abbot Superstore
  • Bovey Tracey Express
  • Teignmouth Express