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Issued: August 21, 2017

Town council seeks votes for Christmas lights funding

Epping Town Council is bidding to bag a 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.

Epping Town Council is one of the groups on the latest shortlist with customers at the Tesco stores in Epping, Ongar and Theydon Bois able to vote - in September and October - towards the funding pot for the town's Christmas lights this year.

Town clerk Beverley Rumsey said: "Epping Town Council supplies the High Street shop Christmas trees and Christmas lights for Epping. This year we hope to add another tree to the list and add that extra sparkle to our lovely town. 

"The town council is delighted that Tesco thinks our project is worthy of funding and we will
be very grateful for any tokens that are put in our slot."

Customers can cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £33m to more than 6,400 projects across the UK. 

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.

To find out more visit

The Bags of Help initiative is supported by money raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores.

So far Bags of Help has awarded £33 million to more than 6,400 community projects.

For more information visit

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