If ECHO receives the most in-store votes at selected stores in the South London area, this grant would help us to provide arts and crafts to children with heart conditions in hospital and their siblings.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme Bags of Help which gives community projects grants of up to £1,500, £1,000 and £500. ECHO has been chosen as one of the three charities in the local area who will receive a grant and it is now down to the public to decide who should receive the most funding.
Voting will commence the first week of April 2022 and continue until 30th June 2022 across a number of stores in South London. The prize for first place will be a grant of £1,500, for second place £1,000 and third place £500.
The more votes we get, the more funding we will receive for Arts, Crafts & Activities for children with heart conditions and their siblings in hospital to help children battle the boredom and isolation from being separated from family members whilst in hospital. We work with the cardiac teams to ensure that children on the ward and visiting siblings have access to arts and crafts to reduce anxiety and encourage siblings to do something together whilst at the hospital and when unwell in the community. We also want parents who are going through a stressful time to have something practical to do, encouraging good mental health.
To vote for ECHO and help us to continue to provide vital sibling support all you need to do is make a purchase of any value at any participating Tesco store. You do not need to purchase a carrier bag to receive a token. You will receive one token per transaction which you can then use to vote for either ECHO or one of the other two charities.
Brixton, SW2 5RS – Superstore
Stockwell Express, SW9 7AA – Express
Waterloo Rd Exp, SE1 8UL – Express
The Dumont Exp, SE1 7TJ – Express
Denmark Hill Exp, SE5 8EJ – Express
Kennington Temp Store, SE11 5QU – Superstore
St Georges Wharf , SW8 2JW – Express
Clapham Oval Exp, SW9 0HR – Express
Lambeth Exp, SE11 6HR Express
South Lambeth Ldn , SW8 2JU – Express
Kenningtn Park Rd, SE11 4RS – Express
Brixton Brixtn Rd, SW9 6BD – Express
Brixton Coldha Ln, SW9 8SE – Express
London Herne Hill, SE24 0AH – Express
Waterloo Baylis Exp, SE1 7FN – Express
To check the location of any of the above stores, please go to the Tesco website.