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Every £5000 helps!

We are delighted to announce that St John’s RC Academy’s Pennies for the Playgrounds Tesco Bags of Help appeal has been awarded the top donation of £5000 for Tayside during March-April 2017.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. greenspace scotland is working with Groundwork to support Scottish communities.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags.

Mr Seán Hagney, Headteacher of St John’s RC Academy, said, “We are delighted to receive this significant boost to our Pennies for the Playgrounds appeal.  This money will be spent on improving our own primary playground, and our plans to improve it are already well underway.  As an Eco-School, we are particularly delighted to receive this money as a result of a drive to be more kind to our environment”.

The Pennies for the Playground appeal now sits at £20,000.  Many thanks for everyone’s support.