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Tesco shoppers help veterans’ Charity scoop top £4,000 grant

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Driver Kevin Dempsey celebrates the good Tesco Bags of Help news with HCA Dawn Briggs and Solihull residents Betty and Sue

The Royal Star & Garter Home in Solihull has won the highest grant available in a Tesco Bags of Help initiative.


The Charity scooped £4,000 after receiving the most votes from shoppers at stores in and around the Solihull area in March and April.


The money will go towards a new minibus, which will help residents go on outings and attend medical appointments.


The Royal Star & Garter Homes cares for ex-Servicemen and women and their partners living with disability or dementia.

The £4,000 will go towards a new minibus for the Solihull Home

Tesco customers voted for the Charity and two other good causes at nine stores earlier this year, using blue tokens given at the check-outs.


Caley Eldred, Director of Supporter Engagement at the Charity, said: “The minibus plays an important role in the quality of care we provide, but the current one is nearing the end of its useful life, so we’re fundraising for a new one. To be awarded the top grant available will mean the world to our residents, and we are grateful to Tesco and to everyone who voted.”


The announcement marks a double success for the Charity in the Bags of Help initiative, after its Surbiton Home also won the £4,000 grant earlier in the year.


Waitrose shoppers in High Wycombe can also vote for The Royal Star & Garter Homes through June in its Community Matters programme.

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