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The closing date approaches for Tescos Bag Fund - Get behind our Lionesses

By Steve Castle

The D&B RFC Lionesses are bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help.

The voting is going extremely well but we need a last push

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores 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.

"Here come the girls” - Deal & Betteshanger Rugby Club Lionesses.

A plan was created to bring girls rugby alive in the local community and The Lionesses are one of the groups on the shortlist

The club is committed to Girls Rugby in Deal and with increasing numbers the grant will allow us to purchase much needed rugby Kit, Equipment & Mobile Toilet to Support Girls' Rugby

Voting is open in all Tesco stores in January and February 2019 and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

THE 2 TESCO STORES WHERE WE WILL HAVE ARE PROJECT AVAILABLE TO BE
VOTED ON IS “ MILL HILL” AND “ WHITFIELD DOVER”

6523 DEAL MILL HILL EXP CT14 9HZ Express
2422 Dover CT16 3EH. Extra

[b]Please support us by voting in the store. We believe we are in clear second place at the moment but not far behind 1st place so a last push may see us secure the £4000 for our Lionesses which would be amazing

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £63 million to more than 20,000 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.

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. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”
Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:
“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.”
Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

Updated 10:33 - 4 Mar 2019 by Steve Castle

Where next?

Saturday 16th February - 1st XV Match Sponsor D&B RFC would like to thank Ian Dunkerley for sponsoring this weekends 1st XV League match against Horsham.
The Lions 100 Club - January 2019 Draw The draw took place on Sunday 27th January at the rugby club. Winners are as follows:

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