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Your next shop could help our gardens bloom

Your next shop could help our gardens bloom

The 5p levy for plastic bags at Tesco is used to fund local community projects – and you can help to make an RBH scheme a ‘Bags of Change’ winner.

The Thistleyfield independent living scheme in Milnrow has been nominated as one of the projects that could receive a cash boost of up to £5,000 depending on how people vote when they shop at their local Tesco store.

RBH Activity Co-ordinator Rachel Saunders knows the community very well: “Thistleyfield is a little community in itself.  The tenants are a friendly bunch of people who come together throughout the week for coffee mornings, lunches and other activities. The residents enjoy looking at the gardens in and around the scheme but they feel that some areas could be improved so they can enjoy sitting out in the summer months and utilise the outdoor space. The plan is to regenerate four areas so they have the full use of the garden, with the hope of hosting garden parties and afternoon teas.”

Garden spaces help people relax, adds to their sense of wellbeing and provides a natural place to meet with family and friends. At little cost they can improve life for so many people. That sense of being back in touch with nature has a calming and positive effect as you spend time surrounded by the sights, smells and sounds of nature.

If you use any of the Tesco stores below, please use your vote for Thistleyfield. You will be given a plastic token at the check out and asked to vote at the community board near the door for the project of your choice. It’s that simple.

Check the list below for your local Tesco store and your chance to cast your community project vote:

Alkrington Express           Kirkway

Bamford Express             Off Norden Road

Edenfield Express            Edenfield Road

Heywood Express            Bury Street

Heywood Express            York Street

Langley Express               Wood Street

Middleton Extra                 Barton Road

Milnrow Express               Milnrow Precinct

Oldham Road Express     Oldham Road

Rochdale Express            Whitworth Road

Rochdale Superstore       Manchester Road

Whitworth Express           Market Street


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