How Tesco’s blue charity tokens helped us

Thank you to everyone who supported The Island Trust by popping their Tesco blue tokens into the collection boxes at the Ivybridge and Lee Mill stores in 2018. Our Ocean Discoverability day sail programme received a generous £2,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help community grant scheme, Groundwork UK. The funding will pay for safety equipment and educational material for use by young people from special needs schools and day centres in Plymouth and Cornwall, when they are aboard our boats well into the future.

The Plymouth Herald wrote about the award in their 8th April 2019 edition, and Ocean Discoverability project manager and fundraiser, John Hepburn, was invited to Radio Plymouth to talk about what the funding means for the young people in the area. You can listen to John’s interview with Radio Plymouth’s presenter Sam Cook in The Sunday Supplement podcast.

Plymouth Herald 8th April 2019

Tesco Bags of Help and Groundwork UK

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