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Redditch's Active Kitchen token call to land Tesco Bags of Cash windfall

Correspondent 4th May, 2018

SHOPPERS at Tesco are being urged to vote for Redditch’s Active Kitchen to get a cash boost.

The project, which supports families struggling to feed and keep their children active during school holidays, is in the running for the supermarket giant’s ‘Bags of Help’ scheme.

Grants from £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales are being awarded to three community projects in each Tesco region, with over £43million already delivered to more that 10,000 projects across the UK.

Shoppers can vote using a token given to them at the checkout by putting it in the corresponding box in-store.

Voting lasts throughout May and June with the results being announced in July.

The Active Kitchen project is a partnership formed last year from organisations including Redditch Borough Council, Oakland Foundation, YMCA and West Mercia Police, to provide a safe place, fun activities, and a hot home-cooked meal, for young people.

It is aimed at helping to reduce anti-social behaviour, isolation and holiday hunger.

Redditch Borough Council’s head of leisure and cultural services John Goodwin said: “The council’s sports development team and partner organisations have worked hard to get the Active Kitchen project off the ground and it has been a great success, helping lots of children and their families across the borough.”

It is fun and friendly but provides a vital service at the same time.

Shoppers can vote for Active Kitchen at the Redditch, Barnt Green, Alcester and Bromsgrove stores.

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