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Community grant could be a real boost for local children’s charity

Catherine Davison, Community Champion at Tesco in Skipton and Kerry Magson, Events and Ecommerce Manager at The Principle Trust Children’s Charity

The Principle Trust Children’s Charity is asking Tesco shoppers in Skipton to vote for the charity in the latest round of the Community Grants Scheme which runs until the end of the year.

The Skipton based charity will use the community grant to purchase two sets of outdoor furniture for use in their two holiday homes for disabled children. This will allow children and their families to spend time together outdoors.

The Principle Trust is one of three projects shoppers can vote for using a token given when making a purchase, that one that gets the most votes will receive £1,500, the second placed will receive £1,000 and third £500.

The Principle Trust Children’s Charity supports disabled, disadvantaged, and underprivileged children, through the provision of free respite breaks. Its aim is to improve the mental and emotional wellbeing of the children and provide relief from poverty, crime, disability and any other disadvantage for the children and their families. The holidays also give the opportunity to strengthen family units and improve the quality of family life.

Since The Principle Trust Charity was founded in 2011, through donations and fundraising it has provided more than 3,700 underprivileged, disadvantaged and in excess of 350 disabled children and their families with a free week-long respite break.

This is not the first time Tesco in Skipton has supported the charity, just last month a team completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks in just 7.5 hours and raised £354. The challenge was led by Craig Gale, Grocery Manager who is used to this kind of challenge, he was joined by colleagues Ellie Mann and Matthew Whitehouse.

 

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