If you’re a regular visitor to the flagship Tesco store at Clifton Retail Park, Blackpool, you’ll be familiar with the blue tokens issued with your shopping (sometimes you have to ask for them) to help you support a charity.
The great news is we’ve got some help to come – you could say it’s in the bag!
Every couple of months Tesco selects three charities worthy of their Bags of Help scheme. None of the charities go away empty handed but how much help they receive – up to £1k, £2k or even £4k – is down to public vote. And we’re in the running!
Shoppers make their choice by popping their blue token or tokens into the relevant slot marked with the charity’s name.
This is far from tokenistic help and Blackpool Tesco was recently named Most Charitable Business in Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden’s Community Heroes awards – when N-Vision was nominated in two categories and our CEO Ruth Lambert received a tribute to the late great Keith Gledhill too.
At the last check N-Vision was neck and neck with two other charities vying for up to £4k.
Our award will help provide external low-level lighting to brighten the path for visually impaired visitors to our centre. It’s been on our wish list for some time.
The funding comes from carrier bag sales.. Every two months the company hands out those grants in 566 regions across Britain.
We can’t thank Tesco’s Blackpool community champions enough for this fabulous opportunity; if you’re on Facebook check out their Tesco Blackpool Extra Community Page.
Now we need YOUR help and that of your friends and relatives because every token posted for N-Vision will count.
It’s a bit like one of those ‘penny’ falls machines in the arcades but with a much better chance of winning … just enough tokens could tip the balance in OUR favour!
The in-store vote runs until the end of February.