26 Jul WWSET bags £5000 to help children in need stay Fit and Fed!
WWSET is delighted to announce it has bagged £3000 from Red Kite Housing Community Housing and £2000 from a Tesco funding scheme.
WWSET are very thankful that the customers of Tesco’s have really got behind the project, and are also delighted to have formed a strong partnership with Red Kite, a tenant-led, not for profit, charitable housing association, who have also funded the project to help their residents and the community access this opportunity.
We are extremely grateful for all the donations we have received and work will now begin on bringing the project to life.
Fit and Fed will be targeting families that feel the pinch around the holidays, working with local organisations such as Red Kite, Empower to Cook and Khepera to provide children and their families with cooking tutorials, fun physical activities and a free meal for the whole family. Ensuring children go back to school fit and healthy.
It is staggering to think 60% of families with an annual income of less than £25,000 can’t always afford food during the holidays, and that young people lose up to 80% of their fitness during the school summer holidays. Something we hope the Fit and Fed Project will reduce and bring our community together at the same time.
Our Funding Partners
Red Kite Community Housing is a tenant-led, not for profit, charitable housing association that owns and manages more than 6,700 homes in the Wycombe District. Our vision is to realise the potential in our communities, and we are much more than your average Housing Association.
Their homes are mainly on estates in the urban centres of High Wycombe, Princes Risborough and Marlow, with others on estates in rural areas such as Lane End, Stokenchurch and Bourne End. We have a number of sheltered housing schemes which are located across the district.
Todd Ricketts, Community Investment Manager said:
“We are very happy to be contributing towards the funding of this worthwhile project, and look forward to working with Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust (WWSET) this summer. The Fit & Fed project will combine food, education and physical activity for those who truly need it in the summer holidays, and as this pilot project starts, we hope to use the information we gain to create an ongoing partnership with WWSET for the foreseeable future.”
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help funding initiative, which sees grants – 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 WWSET has been awarded £2000.
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 May and June 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 £33 million across more than 6,300 local projects.
Tesco’s Bag of Help 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