Certitude shortlisted for the Tesco bags of Help initiative

We are proud to announce that Certitude has been shortlisted for the Tesco bags of Help initiative for our Sensory Garden Project at the ARC in Ealing.

Tesco have teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being 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 – and Certitude is one of them!

Sam, Community Fundraiser says, “Our garden has been imagined and designed by people we support and we’re really excited about the plans. New pathways will make the whole garden wheelchair accessible, raised beds open gardening up to people who can’t get down to ground level. We’ll have a fire pit for cosy winter reading, raised walkways, water features, new seating, sensory plants and a native British hedgerow, creating a haven for local wildlife. It’s going to be a fantastic space to enjoy time outside throughout the year, and we’d also like to use the space to host events, inviting the local community and groups into the ARC, expanding social networks and supporting community cohesion. Through low impact exercise and amazing sensory experiences, people using the ARC will see a host of physical and mental health benefits, living happy, healthy lives, valued and understood by their communities.”

Lindsey Crompton, Head of Community at Tesco adds, “We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for July and August. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see them come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury added, “We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between. We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life.”

Voting is open for Certitude in the following Tesco stores throughout July and August. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

ACTON EXPRESS W3 9RH

ACTON METRO W3 7RR

EALING BROADWAY METRO W5 5JY

GREENFORD LMAR RD EXP UB1 2QQ

GREENFORD METRO UB6 8QY

GREENFORD OLDFLD EXP UB6 8PP

HAVEN GRN EALING EXP W5 2PB

HOOVER BUILDING UB6 8DW

NORTH ACTON HEIGH EXP W3 6BX

NORTHFIELDS ELING EXP W13 9QR

NORTHOLT EXPRESS UB5 5AU

SOUTHALL KING ST EXP UB2 4DB

UXBRIDGE RD W EAL EXP W13 8SB

Please cast your votes if you are at the stores mentioned. As Certitude says ‘everyone has the right to a good life’ and as you know ‘every little helps’.