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Everybody at Victoria House, our physical disabilities service in Hull, is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ initiative. Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 416 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags.

The initiative will be rolled out in Tesco stores located across Hull, from Monday 31st October – Sunday 13th November. The public will be able to vote in store to decide which community group or project should receive either the £8,000, £10,000 and £12,000 award, so every vote counts.

Victoria House’s project is called Green Fingers and is held in conjunction with Groundwork, who are working with Tesco on this initiative. The grant will enable the centre to build a new greenhouse that will be fully adapted for the residents of Victoria House, so they can engage in gardening projects and increase their physical activity and well-being. Accessible flower beds will also be purchased, and if the full amount is awarded a water fountain will be designed with residents for their sensory garden.

Angela Hardie, Activities Co-ordinator from Victoria House, said: “We are thrilled to have been given this opportunity to win a grant from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. The money will have such a positive impact on the lives of the people we support at Victoria House, and we are hoping to reach the top grant of £12,000 so not only can we get a new greenhouse but the service users can design their own water feature for our gardens. We hope the community get behind us and support us in reaching our goal!”

Please support Victoria House and help them reach the top prize of £12,000 to help make a difference to the men and woman who live at Victoria House.