Ambergate archery booth project shortlisted for Tesco cash scheme
Ambergate Sports College is bidding to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative to go towards funding a bespoke archery booth.
Tesco have teamed up with the charity Groundwork which specialises in transforming communities and the local environment for the better.
The scheme sees grants of up to £4,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.
Ambergate are one of three groups on the shortlist, with their Inclusive Archery Booth project which will consist of two lanes and a disability access ramp making it fully inclusive.
Each booth will also be able to be modified for each lane to meet participants’ specific needs.
The college have already raised £10,000 of the £14,000 needed for the booth which will help expand sporting facilities.
Headteacher James Ellis said: “We are thrilled to be shortlisted for the Tesco Bags of Help Fund. This could really help us reach our goal.
“We hope to inspire our pupils as we see Archery as a sport where disabled and able-bodied players can easily participate together in the same activity.
“We are extremely thankful for any support.”
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £60 million to more than 18,000 projects across Britain.
Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Votes are collected every other month and three groups in each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.
Alec Brown, head of community at Tesco, said: “Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers.
“It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community.”
Groundwork’s national chief executive, Graham Duxbury, added: “Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them.
“The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area.
“We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”
Customers can cast their vote at Tesco Express stores in Harrowby Lane and Barrowby Gate, Grantham, throughout March and April.
They can also visit the Tesco Superstore in North Gate, Sleaford.
Customers are given a token at the check-out in store each time they shop.