25th April 2019
Macrobert Arts Centre is bidding to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awarded to local community projects.
Three groups in every Tesco region 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.
Macrobert Arts Centre's Christmas Appeal is one of the groups on the shortlist.
Every year, we raise funds for their Christmas Appeal, to allocate free Pantomime tickets for local, disadvantaged children, families and older members of the community to ensure everyone can experience the magic of Christmas. We works with over 30 local charities to make sure the tickets reach those most in need including Stirling Young Carers, Action for Children, Home Start, Stirling Women’s Aid and Strathcarron Hospice.
Kathryn Welch, Operations Director, said; ‘The annual Christmas Appeal is such a special part of our year at Macrobert Arts Centre. Not only does it enable as many people as possible to share in the magic of a Christmas trip to the Panto, it also brings together our whole community in support of local charities. Rapunzel: A Hair Braiding Adventure is heading to Macrobert Arts Centre this Christmas, and we’re really delighted to have the support of Tesco Bags of Help and Tesco customers to make sure no-one misses out on the chance to boo, hiss, and cheer along with us.’
Voting is open in all Tesco stores in May. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.
Bags of Help project has already delivered over £71 million to more than 23,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.
Tony McElroy, Tesco’s Head of Communications in Scotland, said:
“Bags of Help contributes funds to community projects up and down the country and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers voting in their local stores. We’re looking forward to seeing more projects brought to life.”
Voting opens for Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling and Bridge of Allan stores from Wed 1 May and will be available until Sun 30 Jun.