Every little token helps veterans with physical and mental health conditions back into work

Joanna Jacobson Events, Fundraising, Getting you back to work

Shoppers at Tesco stores throughout England have been getting behind The Poppy Factory recently, thanks to an excellent joint effort by our employability and fundraising teams.

Our Director of Operations, Sarah Casemore, has been leading a campaign to make sure The Poppy Factory is one of three charity choices for customers who are given a token to vote with each time they shop.

Tesco works with community charity Groundwork to distribute proceeds from the sale of reusable carrier bags through its ‘Bags of Help’ initiative. After two months of voting, local grants are shared between the three projects, and the one with the greatest number of votes receives the most in funding.

The Poppy Factory has successfully applied to be included in dozens of schemes across the South East and South West since November 2018, our employability team have been giving out information in stores, and we’ve been using local newspapers, radio and social media to appeal for shoppers’ support from Devon to London.

Funds are now starting to roll in, with top grants of £4,000 awarded to The Poppy Factory in some of the first areas, including Salisbury and Lincoln. These vital contributions will enable us to support even more wounded, injured and sick veterans back into meaningful and sustained employment in communities throughout the UK.

Voting continues in different areas throughout March and April, so please keep a look out for The Poppy Factory at a Tesco near you. Every little token helps!

Tesco stores taking part – March and April 2019

Tesco Superstore Tidworth, Station Rd, Tidworth, Wiltshire
Tesco Superstore Amesbury, London Rd Amesbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Tesco Express, Durrington, 1 The Plaza, Bulford Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Tesco Supestore Calne, Beversbrook Road, Wiltshire

Tesco Express Emsworth, 17 North St, Emsworth, Hampshire
Tesco Extra Havant, Solent Road, Havant, Hampshire
Tesco Waterlooville, 179 London Road, Waterlooville, Hampshire
Tesco Hayling Island, 28 Station Road, Hayling Island, Hampshire
Tesco Express Ludgershall, 41 Andover Road Ludgershall, Andover, Hampshire
Tesco Superstore Aldershot, 5 Wellington Avenue, Aldershot, Hampshire
Tesco Express Farnborough, 60 Cove Road, Farnborough, Hampshire
Tesco Express Fleet, 235 Reading Road South, Fleet, Hampshire

Tesco Superstore Crediton, Well Parks, Crediton, Devon
Tesco Express Sidmouth, 132 High Street, Sidmouth, Devon
Tesco Superstore Seaton, Harbour Road, Seaton, Devon
Tesco Express Compton, 137 Eggbuckland Road, Compton, Devon
Tesco Metro Plymouth, 29-31 New George Street, Devon
Tesco Superstore Braunton, Vellator Way, Braunton, Devon
Tesco Supestore Axminster, Shand Park, West Street, Axminster, Devon
Tesco Superstore Cullompton, Station Road, Cullompton, Devon

Tesco Express Lyme Regis, 40-41 Broad Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset
Tesco Superstore Camborne, Wesley Street, Camborne, Cornwall 
Tesco Superstore Wells, Tucker Street, Wells, Somerset
Tesco Superstore Glastonbury, Wirral Park Road, Somerset

Tesco Express Moreton in Marsh, 13 Manchester Court, High Street, Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Tesco Superstore Stow on Wold, Fosse Way Stow-On-The-Wold, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Tesco Extra Yate, 12 E Walk Yate, Bristol

Tesco Superstore Didcot, Wallingford Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire
Tesco Express Goring, Gatehampton Road, Oxfordshire

Tesco Express Farnham, 128 Upper Hale Road, Farnham, Surrey
Tesco Express, Lysons Ave, Ash Vale, Surrey

Tesco Extra Newbury, Pinchington Lane, Newbury, Berkshire
Tesco Express Thatcham, Northfield Road, Thatcham, Berkshire
Tesco Cholsey Express, Ilges Lane, Cholsey, Wallingford, Berkshire

Tesco Superstore, Princes Risborough, Longwick Road, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire
Tesco Superstore Buckingham, London Road, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire
Tesco Express Chalfont, Gravel Hill, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
Tesco Superstore Gerrards Cross, Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire


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