Suffolk Family Carers receive £4,000 grant from Tesco Bags of Help scheme

Suffolk Family Carers has been awarded �4,000 from Tesco. Picture: MICHAEL STEWARD

Suffolk Family Carers has been awarded �4,000 from Tesco. Picture: MICHAEL STEWARD - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk charity has received a grant of £4,000 after shoppers at Sudbury’s Tesco store voted to award the cash from the sale of carrier bags.

Suffolk Family Carers received the money from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme, which has provided more than £40million to community projects since its launch in 2015.

Hundreds of shoppers voted in the Sudbury store to help the charity, which supports carers across the county who look after family members with a disability, physical or mental illness or drug and alcohol problems.

Kirsten Alderson, Suffolk Family Carers chief executive, said: “We are delighted to have won this award and want to thank all the shoppers at the Sudbury store for choosing this project.

“This grant will be used to support more young carers in Sudbury and across West Suffolk through one-to-one sessions, tailored to their specific needs. “By providing activities, we can provide them with a break from home and the opportunity to socialise.

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“We want to also run workshops to enable them to build a sense of self and encourage young carers to have aspirations and goals.”

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