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November 3, 2019

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Solent Seahawks American Football calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund!

November 1, 2018


Solent Seahawks are bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects. 

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Solent Seahawks are one of the groups on the shortlist.

Solent Seahawks Academy are aiming to increase health and fitness, through sports participation, in children aged 6-18 on the South Coast through American Football! 


“American Football is one of the most inclusive, team orientated sports available. It teaches kids about teamwork, responsibility, hard work and commitment, all whilst having fun with your friends!” – Clive Dobbin, Seahawks General Manager.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores in November and December, customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. 

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £63 million to more than 20,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

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.” 

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp. 


The stores in Southampton are

2175    BITTERNE EXPRESS        SO18 6PJ        Express
2514    CALMORE SOTON EXP       SO40 2FQ        Express
5401    COBDEN AVE SOTON EXP    SO18 1FX        Express
6214    LONDON RD SOTON EXP     SO15 2AG        Express
6598    LORDSWOOD RD SOTN EXP   SO16 6LN        Express
2975    OCEAN VILLAGE EXPRESS   SO14 3JS        Express
3054    PORTSWOOD EXPRESS       SO14 6RP        Express
4380    ROMSEY RD EXP   SO16 4HP        Express
5807    SOTON BURGESS RD EXP    SO16 3BE        Express
5519    SOTON SHIRLEY RD EXP    SO15 3JD        Express
5533    SOTON SPRING RD EXP     SO19 2BN        Express
3190    Southampton     SO16 4QE        Superstores
6840    SOUTHAMPTON THORN EXP   SO18 5TP        Express
6813    SOUTHAMPTON WITTS EXP   SO18 4QA        Express
6148    SOUTHMPTN HIGH ST EXP   SO14 3BY        Express
5044    ST MARYS SOTON EXP      SO14 1PF        Express
3465    WESSEX ROAD SOTON EXP   SO18 3RA        Express
3460    WEST TOTTON SOTON EXP   SO40 8JT        Express
3248    WIMPSON LANE EXPRESS    SO16 4QF        Express

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