Tuesday June 4 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded over £2,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme. Voting ran in their Aldeburgh, Saxmundham and Diss stores throughout March and April.

Benjamin Britten wanted music to engage with and be enjoyed by all, especially children. This grant will go towards developing or Mini Music Maker sessions by providing a vital service for families in Suffolk. This will include a range of safe and accessible resources and equipment for children as well as being fun, engaging and most importantly free.

Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £75 million to over 25,000 local community projects.

Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, said: “Bags of Help contributes funds to community projects up and down the country and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers voting in their local stores. We’re looking forward to seeing more projects brought to life.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”

For further information about our family offer please contact Joe Carr, j.carr@brittenpears.org