A DAY CARE centre in Asheldham is bidding to bag a massive 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 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.

Knightswood Day Care Centre moved premises from Southminster last summer and are now located at a new centre at Asheldham Hall Farm.

Their clients have settled in well to the new building but spent much of last summer inside as they have no garden.

Clients have commented to staff that they like the new building but miss being able to sit outside.

The centre has been granted permission to turn an area of paddock adjacent to our centre into a garden for their clients. The aim is to transform this area into a dementia friendly sensory garden, providing a safe, enjoyable and accessible outside space for all clients. They are applying for a Tesco Bags of Help grant to support the design and planning of the new garden.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £43 million to more than 10,000 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop.

Visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.