£30,000 boost to Arbroath causes

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Two primary schools and a sensory garden have bagged £30,000 of funding thanks to Tesco customers who chose them receive a special grant.

Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme, in partnership with greenspace scotland, has raised £11.5 million through the 5p carrier bag levy, and Tesco customers were able to vote for their favourite causes to get a share.

In Arbroath the top award of £12,000 was made to Gowrie Care’s Doocot Park Sensory Garden, and £10,000 and £8000 respectively to the outdoor learning schemes of Inverbrothock and Muirfield primaries.

Tony McElroy, Tesco’s Head of Communications in Scotland, said: “Bags of Help has been a fantastic success.

“We have been overwhelmed by the response of our customers and the feedback has been brilliant.

“We can’t wait to see the money being put to use bringing these projects to life.

“Applications for the next round of the initiative will open in April and we look forward to helping a further round of groups and projects bag their share of the bag charge fund.”

Voting ran in stores from February 27 until March 6 – with customers choosing which local project they’d like to get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout in store.