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Bags of Help

Advice Mid Wales are calling out for votes to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Vote for us at the Aberystwyth Tesco stores between September 1st and October 31st.

TescoTesco 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 - 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. Advice Mid Wales is one of the three groups on the shortlist at the Aberystwyth stores.

The Advice Mid Wales General Manager, Cyril Breeze Evans said “Our volunteers give their time freely but in return we need to cover the cost of providing adequate training to build their capacity and pay travel costs to ensure volunteering is both affordable and rewarding. We assist clients with problems including employment, housing, welfare benefits and consumer issues. We reach out to people marginalised by financial problems, rural isolation, lack of public transport, poor access to services, age, ill health, disability, and caring duties. We aim to make a difference to individuals, their families and to the wider community.”

Come to us and let us give you that helping hand.