Armed forces groups in Bury St Edmunds set for Tesco cash boost

Scotty's Little Soldiers, in Bury St Edmunds, is one of the armed forces groups selected to receive

Scotty's Little Soldiers, in Bury St Edmunds, is one of the armed forces groups selected to receive a Tesco Bags of Help grant Picture: PAUL TIBBS - Credit: Archant

Three Armed Forces groups in Bury St Edmunds are set for a cash boost through Tesco’s Bags of Help campaign.

The campaign will see 17 armed forces groups across the country share £100,000 in funding after Tescos customers voted in their thousands to chose which projects they thought deserved a slice of the pot.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers are set to receive £4,000, Bury ST Edmunds Sea Cadets £1,252 and 301 Sqn ATC Civilian Committee will receive £1,000.

Alec Brown, head of community and local communications at Tesco, said: “Our servicemen and women make great sacrifices not just for the communities to have benefited from this special round of voting but in communities across the UK and beyond. It’s a real privilege top award these groups a Bags of Help grant and we are very much looking forward to seeing how the funds are put into action helping serving men and women and their families.”


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