AGE UK Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest is set to receive a donation after being chosen by the local community of Bromsgrove as the worthiest cause.
Jack’s supermarket, part of the Tesco family, launched its Jack’s Supports scheme to donate proceeds from the sale of carrier bags to local good causes voted for by its customers.
For the past three months shoppers at Jack’s Rubery have been voting for four worthy causes including Holywell Primary and Nursery School PTA, Rednal Litter Busters and Rubery Wombles with Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest securing the donation.
All four charities received £250 for taking part, and Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest was given an additional £500 following the round of voting.
Jo Hughes, marketing executive from Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest, said: “Age UK BRWF is really grateful to Jack’s Support for his award.
“Having access to information and advice that we can trust and help us make informed decisions is important to all of us throughout our lives, but especially as we grow older which is why our Information & Advice Service is core to everything that we do as a local charity.
“We intend to use this funding to start piloting Information and advice services at our New Road Charity Shop, developing the role of our shop as a ‘Community Hub’ and helping to make our support and services more accessible to members of the Rubery community.”
To continue with the initiative, the voting is now open in store for four new charities, who are each eligible for Jack’s Supports funding;
In the running is Bromsgrove and District Blood Cancer UK, Rednal Hill Junior School, Home from Hospital Care and the Bromsgrove and Redditch Network.
At the end of October each one will get £250 with the one with the most votes receiving an extra £500.
Visit jackssupports.org.uk/ to be considered for the next round of Jack’s Supports funding