Alabare bag £1,000 from huge supermarket chain

Alabare bag £1,000 from huge supermarket chain

Published by Mike Draper at 5:45am 21st August 2019. (Updated at 8:36am 21st August 2019)

Pardon the pun, but it's true 'Every Little Helps' for the Salisbury charity.

The military charity Alabare say they're delighted to have secured £1,000 from Tesco's Bags of Help community grant scheme.

In November and December 2018, groups supporting serving personnel, veterans and their families entered the vote in a round dedicated to supporting the armed forces in Salisbury.

  • Tesco's Bags of Help awards funds every year to thousands of local community projects
  • It launched in 2015
  • Since then it's awarded more than £67 million
  • It's helped over 21,000 local community projects across Britain

Through their Homes for Veterans service, Alabare are able to house 115 homeless and vulnerable ex-service on any given night, making them the largest providers of supported housing for homeless Veterans of working age outside of London.

The new buildings at the OurEnterprise Wilton Hill veterans campus.
The funds have helped Alabare buy gym equipment for veterans moving into the new campus in Wilton.

HOW ALABARE USED THE CASH

The funds have helped buy gym equipment for Veterans moving in to the new Veterans Campus in Wilton.

The ex-service personnel, who will be living at the Campus, will be able to access a variety fitness equipment to improve their physical and mental health.

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This video gives you a better idea about the work Alabare are doing...

Laura Knight, Alabare's Community Engagement Officer, said:

"Through Tesco's Bags of Help community grant scheme, we have been able to support our Armed Forces Veterans with some fantastic new gym equipment.  This will enable them to improve their confidence and self-esteem as they look to once again get back in to independent living."

Alec Brown, Tesco's Head of Community, said:

"Tesco's founder Sir Jack Cohen established the business with his WWI demob money and supporting our Armed Forces has always been important to us. I am delighted that we have been able to hold this special Bags of Help funding round to give a boost to charities and organisations serving towns which support our armed forces."

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Money is available to groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities.

Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online to Tesco's Bags of Help.

Tesco Bags of Help donation box  in Salisbury.
SUPPORTING LOCAL CHARITIES: The Tesco's Bags of Help donation point in the Castle Street branch in Salisbury.

So far Bags of Help has awarded over £67 million to more than 21,000 local community projects, and supported armed forces charities in 15 voting regions in November/December including Salisbury, Tidworth, and Trowbridge.

The scheme is run in partnership with community charity Groundwork and greenspace Scotland.

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