Tesco Bags for Help support Clowns in the Sky to provide smiles
at Tropical Lagoon and Tropical Bay
A visit to Queen’s Hospital on Tuesday 29th January brought some smiles to the youngsters and adults on the Tropical Lagoon Ward, as we have been lucky in scooping £3200 from the Tesco Bags of Help Programme to support the work we do at the hospital on the children’s ward and also on Tropical Bay, children’s day care.
Then a quick visit on 9th July to deliver a large batch of our own designed activity and teen books, the first batch of 12 boxes approx. 3,000 of each were dropped off to Chantel and Lucy from the Play Team at the hospital.
A further 2,000 of each will follow later in the year when hopefully Lesley from Tesco will accompany Clowns in the Sky to deliver them. HUGE thanks to the Play Specialists for the amazing job they do and for meeting to help unload their delivery. And was good to see Lesley Davey, Community Champion at the Roneo Corner store to leave some of the books which will help to raise more awareness of the charity, and promote the good work that Tesco does.
The application to the scheme was submitted in February 2018, and in September and October shoppers were able to vote for their favourite of three chosen charities in the Roneo Corner store as well as other branches in and around the borough, with the winner receiving a grant up to £4,000 and runners up £2,000 and £1000.
Tesco and their customers have funded the refills of the existing 3 trolleys at Queen’s for the whole of 2019, and fund monthly visits for 12 months from the very funny and talented ‘Skittleman’ children’s entertainer, as well as providing the large batch of activity and teen books.