Vote for our Wildlife Adventures projects

Friday 2nd December 2016

Please vote at selected Tesco stores in south Essex this month, to help fund two ‘Wildlife Adventures’ projects that we are running for school children.

Our projects are at Belfairs Woodland Centre (Leigh-on-Sea) and Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (Stanford-le-Hope). Shoppers can vote in stores up to and including Saturday 31st December, for the projects to receive maximum funding from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme. We will get £1,000, £2,000 or £5,000 for each project, depending on votes received. Please do support these fantastic projects – details of how to vote will be available in the stores. Full details of each project are as follows:

 

Belfairs Woodland Centre

Our outdoor nature adventures for Southend school groups will engage and inspire children with the natural environment at Belfairs Woodland Centre and the surrounding park and nature reserve.

Activities will include bug-hunting, shelter-building, woodland exploration, bird identification and craft activities. We hope that these initial visits will inspire local families to discover this wonderful nature reserve and all the benefits of getting outside, and encourage teachers to bring back additional groups. We will also train community volunteers in First Aid, community engagement and assisting with leading education sessions. They will be offered further individual mentoring as part of the project.

“Please support this local community project,” says Kate Waterfield, our Fundraising Officer. “It would be great for as many local children as possible to be able to enjoy a wildlife adventure amid the ancient woodland and parkland of Belfairs nature reserve and to learn more about the fantastic environment and natural heritage on their doorstep.”

You can vote until 31st December for this fantastic project to receive maximum funding from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme at the following Tesco stores: Burnham-on-Crouch Express, Leigh-on-Sea Express, Southend Extra, Southchurch Express, Thorpe Bay Express, Hamlet Court Westcliff-on-Sea Express, Eastwood Rayleigh Road Express, Royal Southend Express, London Road Westcliff Express, London Road South Benfleet Express; London Road Leigh-on-Sea Express, Kursaal Southend Express, Broadway Leigh-on-Sea, Rayleigh London Road Express

 

Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

Our outdoor nature adventures for Thurrock school groups will engage and inspire children with the natural environment at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park.

We wish to offer some of the most deprived schools in the local area the opportunity to bring groups of 60 children to receive a special outdoor learning experience for half a day. Activities will include bug-hunting, pond-dipping, bird identification and craft activities. We hope that these initial visits will inspire local families to discover this wonderful nature reserve and all the benefits of getting outside, and encourage teachers to bring back additional groups. We will also train community volunteers in First Aid, community engagement and assisting with leading education sessions. They will be offered further individual mentoring as part of the project.

“Please support this local community project,” says Kate Waterfield, our Fundraising Officer. “It would be great for as many local children as possible to be able to enjoy a wildlife adventure at the nature park, to learn more about this fantastic wild place on their doorstep and to take in the fabulous views of the Thames Estuary and beyond.”

You can vote until 31st December for this fantastic project to receive maximum funding from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme at the following Tesco stores: Basildon Extra, Basildon 2, Chafford Hundred Express, Lakeside Extra, Armada Chafford Express, Grays Express, Pitsea Extra, Chadwell St Mary Express, South Ockendon Express, Silva Island Wickford Express, Stanford-le-Hope Express, Wickford Southend Road Express, Tilbury Express, Derwent South Ockendon Express, Southend Road Grays Express.


□ Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 1 to 31 December on who should receive the £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards. http://www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp