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MAY BANK HOLIDAYS AT JOHN STORER HOUSE 2017

Please note the following details regarding the May Bank Holidays at JSH

JSH will be closed on Monday, 1 May

JSH will be OPEN as usual on;

Saturday, 27 May

but CLOSED for the Bank Holiday on;

Monday, 29 May

Tuesday, 30 May

John Storer Charnwood bags £4900 from carrier bag charge fund

John Storer Charnwood 'Digging for Health' Project is delighted to announce it has bagged £4900 from a Tesco funding scheme.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help funding initiative, which sees grants of up to £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to thousands of local community projects every year.

Millions of shoppers voted in stores up and down the country. And it can now be revealed John Storer Charnwood 'Digging for Health' Project has been awarded £4900.

Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.

The 'Digging for Health' Project will address the need for friendly and accessible local
space, which will promote getting back to nature, enabling people to work with the land, get their hand dirty, be physically challenge through hard work and promote positive mental health

Karen Frostick, John Storer's Director of Business Development, said "this project will really support and develop the work of John Storer Charnwood at the Mountfield Allotments"

Lindsey Crompton, Tesco's Head of Community, said:

"Bags of Help has been a fantastic success.

"We've been overwhelmed by the response from our customers. The great thing about Bags of Help is that local people are invited to decide how the money will be spent in their community. We can't wait to see the projects come to life."

Voting ran in stores throughout January with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the check-out.

Since launching in 2015, Bags of Help has awarded more than £27 million across more than 3,500 local projects.

Tesco customers will get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco's regions will be awarded funding.

Bags of Help criteria have recently been extended to include any project that benefits the community. Previously the scheme funded outdoor projects only.

Groundwork's National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

"Bags of Help continues to fund thousands of projects across the UK. We want to ensure that the money raised benefits as many local people in as many different places as possible so we've extended the range of groups and projects that we can support.

"The scale and variety of activities supported by Bags of Helps shows what can be achieved when communities are given the support and the encouragement they need to make change happen in their local area."

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

Issued by John Storer Charnwood 'Digging for Health' Project .

For further information please contact:

John Storer Charnwood, Wards End, Loughborough, LE11 3HA

For more information please visit: http://www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

Shepshed Volunteer Centre (Part of John Storer Charnwood) Project title: Make, Grow, Cook, Eat - RELAX! bags £2000 from carrier bag charge fund

Shepshed Volunteer Centre (Part of John Storer Charnwood) Project title: Make, Grow, Cook, Eat - RELAX! is delighted to announce it has bagged £2000 from a Tesco funding scheme.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help funding initiative, which sees grants of up to £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to thousands of local community projects every year.

Millions of shoppers voted in stores up and down the country. And it can now be revealed Shepshed Volunteer Centre (Part of John Storer Charnwood) Project title: Make, Grow, Cook, Eat - RELAX! has been awarded £2000

Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.

We are going to put the money towards constructing a workshop space at Shepshed Community Garden, to enable families/single people to come along to a programme of activities based at the community garden including cook and eat, hanging basket making, seed sowing/cultivation, recycling, plant pot making, craft sessions. The sessions will be designed to help develop peoples' skills and confidence; give advice on and an opportunity to grow a variety of flowers, fruit, vegetables & herbs at a community garden and give encouragement to grow them in their own gardens; show them how to produce cost effective, tasty meals using fresh produce straight from the land and highlight the health benefits of fresh produce and physical exercise.

Karen Frostick, John Storer's Director of Business Development, said "this project will really support and develop the work of at Shepshed Volunteer Centre Community Garden"

Lindsey Crompton, Tesco's Head of Community, said:

"Bags of Help has been a fantastic success.

"We've been overwhelmed by the response from our customers. The great thing about Bags of Help is that local people are invited to decide how the money will be spent in their community. We can't wait to see the projects come to life."

Voting ran in stores throughout January with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the check-out.

Since launching in 2015, Bags of Help has awarded more than £27 million across more than 3,500 local projects.

Tesco customers will get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco's regions will be awarded funding.

Bags of Help criteria have recently been extended to include any project that benefits the community. Previously the scheme funded outdoor projects only.

Groundwork's National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

"Bags of Help continues to fund thousands of projects across the UK. We want to ensure that the money raised benefits as many local people in as many different places as possible so we've extended the range of groups and projects that we can support.

"The scale and variety of activities supported by Bags of Helps shows what can be achieved when communities are given the support and the encouragement they need to make change happen in their local area."

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

Issued by Shepshed Volunteer Centre (Part of John Storer Charnwood) Project - Make, Grow, Cook, Eat - RELAX!

For further information please contact:

Shepshed Volunteer Centre, 9 Charnwood Road, Shepshed, LE12 9QE

For more information please visit: http://www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

Wards End, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3HA

Our Mission Statement

John Storer Charnwood:

  • encourages, supports and develops individuals, groups and organisations involved in community action
  • promotes new initiatives
  • establishes partnerships between the public, private and voluntary sectors
  • and runs a community centre and voluntary action centre.

John Storer Charnwood acts to develop a more just, inclusive and caring society in Charnwood.

Video of Allotment

Please click on the arrow to play the video giving a glimpse of what a difference gardening at our allotment can make to people's lives. Volunteer, David, and Service User, Francis, talk about their experiences.

More videos coming soon to our videos page!

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Main Contact Details

John Storer Charnwood e-mail: enquiries@johnstorercharnwood.org.uk

John Storer House e-mail: jsh@johnstorercharnwood.org.uk

Tel: 01509 631750

Fax: 01509 631751

Main Service Numbers

John Storer House (Room Hire and Catering): 01509 631750

Finance: 01509 631766

Pregnancy Testing (Safer Sex project): 01509 265197

Community Transport: 01509 631761

Shepshed Volunteer Centre

9a Charnwood Road, Shepshed, LE12 9QE

E-mail: shepshed@johnstorercharnwood.org.uk

Tel: 01509 508040

Fax: 01509 508040