Potton Federation are bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Community Grants Initiative.
Tesco works with community charity Groundwork to run its community-funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £1,500 awarded to local community projects. Three groups in every community have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
We are delighted to announce that Potton Federation are one of the groups on the shortlist!
We know that it is important for pupils to start the day with a nutritious breakfast. The evidence shows that providing a healthy school breakfast at the start of the school day can contribute to improved readiness to learn, increased concentration, and improved wellbeing and behaviour. The morning rush to leave the house is often the most stressful part of the day for parents of primary school children. Making sure children are up, washed, dressed and have had a decent breakfast can be an uphill struggle, and if you’re trying to get to work yourself, it can be even more fraught. But, families who send their children to a before-school breakfast club are some of the calmest and least stressed, according to new research from Kellogg’s. It shows that parents whose children go to these clubs are less likely to feel tired and overwrought in the mornings – and their children benefit, too. As such, we are hoping to continue to provide a ‘Morning Breakfast Club’ for our disadvantaged families, offering a safe, secure environment before school, where children can have a hearty breakfast with their friends each week.
How to vote?
Voting will commence in store (see selected stores below) from the first week of January 2022 and continue until 31st March 2022:
· Clifton Express, SG17 5RG
· King St Potton Express, SG19 2QT
· Shefford Express, SG17 5LD
· Sandy Superstore, SG19 1NY
Customers will cast their vote using a Community Grant Token given to them at the checkout each time they shop [if you do not get given one, please ask!]