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GWAAC wins £25,000 thanks to public votes in Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme

GWAAC crew being presented with £25,000 by Tesco

We are delighted to announce that we have been voted as the winners of the Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant, receiving the top grant for £25,000.

The scheme, which celebrated the supermarkets hundredth anniversary, was set up to deliver a special round of voting amongst its communities. GWAAC was successfully selected as one of the three charities to be put up for a public vote to win one of three grants.

Voting took place from October to December last year, with GWAAC urging its supporters to vote in their local Tesco stores via the token scheme. As a charity, we receive no day-to-day funding from the Government or National Lottery and rely solely on the communities we serve to help raise over £4 million a year to provide our lifesaving service.

Anna Perry, Chief Executive at GWAAC, said:

“We’re immensely grateful to Tesco for this funding. It will make a huge difference to people’s lives within our region. Each mission we carry out costs around £2,000. We are called out over 5 times a day on average, so this money will help us continue to provide our life-saving service to those in need. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us in Tesco stores over the last few months.”