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Suicide Prevention & Intervention IOW (SPIIOW) is bidding to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco works with Groundwork to run its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £2,000, £1,000 and £500 awarded to local community projects.

SPIIOW has been selected as 1 of 3 groups on the Island to be in the latest funding round. Shoppers are being encouraged to head along to their local Tesco store from 1st April to vote for who they think should take away the top grant of £2,000.

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SPIIOW is a not for profit organisation specialising in Suicide Prevention, Intervention, Training & Education. The organisation seeks to save lives across the Isle of Wight.

Sarah Adams of SPIIOW says:

“For SPIIOW to be shortlisted as one of the groups across the Island is fantastic news and we thank you for this opportunity. This is another great way that shows businesses and organisations connected to the Isle of Wight are working alongside SPIIOW to help make the Isle of Wight a Suicide safer community.

“I would like to ask all of you to please support us when shopping at Tesco. Thank you once again and good luck to all involved”.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores in January, February and March and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out each time they shop. Voting will take place from Wednesday 1st April 2020 to Tuesday 30th June 2020.

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Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme has already provided over £80 million to more than 27,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every three months, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

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Wendy Henry
Wendy Henry

Tesco have taken the tokens out of circulation due to the Covid 19 virus to protect both staff & customers. The fund will be split equally.

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