Shoppers at local branches of Tesco have the chance to help the next generation of gardeners by voting for Bloomin’ Kids gardening workshops each time they shop until 25 February. Run by Farnham Town Council and the Farnham in Bloom Community Group, Bloomin’ Kids is one of the shortlisted projects selected by Tesco for its Bags of Help community grant scheme.

Councillor Stephen Hill, Lead Member for Community Enhancement says: “Children really love getting their hands dirty at our Bloomin’ Kids gardening workshops. We are planning more free workshops for April and October so funding from Tesco will help enormously.”

He adds: “Getting children gardening from a young age helps them value their environment. They love working together to create something that will flower or even become a fruit or vegetable so please do vote for us each time you pop into Tesco so we can introduce even more children to the wonders of gardening.”

Shoppers can vote for Bloomin’ Kids at 14 local branches of Tesco. They include the superstore in Aldershot, the Tesco Express stores at Upper Hale and Ridgway Road plus others in the surrounding area.

Tesco teamed up with the environmental charity Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public vote in store from the first of each month on which initiative should receive the awards.

The Bloomin’ Kids spring workshops take place over the Easter holidays on 11 and 13 April.

Shoppers can vote for Bloomin’ Kids at the following branches of Tesco:

Tesco Express, Yorktown Road, Sandhurst, GU47 9DX Tesco Express, Lysons Avenue, Ashvale, GU12 5QL Tesco Express, Balmoral Drive, Camberley, GU16 8UR Tesco Express, Station Road, Chobham, GU24 8AQ Tesco Express, Ridgway Road, Farnham, GU9 8NN Tesco Superstore, Aldershot, GU11 1SQ Tesco Express, Hale, GU9 0LA Tesco Express, Darby Green Road, GU17 0LL Tesco Express, Cove Road, Farnborough, GU14 0EU Tesco Extra, Sandhurst, GU47 0FD Tesco Express, London Road, Blackwater, GU17 0AE Tesco Express, Ancells Farm, Fleet, GU51 2XF Tesco Express, Yateley, GU46 7UH Tesco Express, Fleet, GU52 6AB.

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