Everybody at Shinewater Court, our physical disabilities service in Eastbourne, 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 Eastbourne, 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.

Shinewater Court’s Gardens project and is held in conjunction with Groundwork, who are working with Tesco on this initiative. The grant will enable the centre to install a new drainage system in the garden. They will also update the paving and paths outside and purchase accessible flower beds, so the people they support can engage in gardening projects and increase their physical activity and well-being.

Sara York, Activities Co-ordinator from Shinewater, said:

We are delighted and very excited to have been nominated for an award from Tesco. It will make a huge difference to those who live here! We will be grateful for every vote we get!

Please support Shinewater Court and help them reach the top prize of £12,000 to help make a difference to the men and woman who live there. Shinewater Court support adults with a range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and disabilities resulting from accidents or a stroke. We are committed to ensuring that people have control over their lives and are treated with dignity and respect at all times.

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