Tesco Bags of Help
Lingey House Friends of Oliver Henderson Park have been successful in securing funding from Tesco's Bags of Help initiative.
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 £12000, £10000 and £8000 - 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 funding that we have secured will pay for sculptured seating for Oliver Henderson Park. We have a sculptor, Graeme Hopper, who will be working with the pupils and Friends of Oliver Henderson Park to design the seating and after consultation it will be installed where most needed.
There are three community projects in Gateshead that have secured funding. The amount is decided by the public in an in-store vote between 27th February and 6th March 2016. Please visit Gateshead Tesco stores during these dates to vote for our worthwhile community project - Oliver Henderson Park Seating Project.