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CharityTesco Shoppers Award £1500 Grant to North-West Children's Charity

Tesco Shoppers Award £1500 Grant to North-West Children’s Charity

Tesco shoppers have voted for a charity organisation supporting children with special needs and life-limiting conditions to receive a grant of £1,500.

The national charity, Action for Children, that supports children who face poverty, abuse, and disabilities, received the much-needed grant to go towards funding Bury Social Opportunities Service Holiday Club.

The holiday club provides a safe play environment, where Bury children with disabilities are able to explore and experience new sensations.

Debra Sodano, service co-ordinator for Action for Children’s Bury Social Opportunities Service, said: “We are very grateful to Tesco for providing this funding. The grant will allow us to visit the Space Centre in Preston, which offers specialist sensory stimulation.

“These spaces are vital for the children we support. They allow them to explore through play in a completely safe environment where they are less likely to encounter sensory overload and remain calmer and feel safe.

“Parents tell us that their children are calmer after these visits and that their child’s confidence has grown. The visits really help these children reach their potential.”

Action for Children was originally founded as National Children’s Home in 1869 and received its current name in 1994.

Claire De Silva, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “We’re delighted that we can help charities such as Action for Children who really are at the heart of their community. Tesco Community Grants invites our customers to vote using their blue token for local schemes that they feel are important to help our communities thrive, and it’s good to see the impact that the funding makes.”

For further information about Action for Children, go to https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/

To find out more about the work that Tesco does in local communities, go to https://www.tescoplc.com/sustainability/communities/community-champions/

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