Hunshelf Parish Community Christmas Party bags £1000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme
Hunshelf Parish Community Christmas Party Organising Committee is delighted to announce it has bagged £1000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.
Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £40 million to over 9,700 local community projects.
Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed Hunshelf Parish Community Christmas Party has been awarded £1000.
Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.
The Parish Christmas Party brings together all the age groups in the Parish community in a single event which caters for all. The provision of the buffet and entertainment is free for all attendees but relies on fundraising to support the small grant provided by the Parish Council. The event was in decline until its format was changed from a ‘Senior Parishioners only tea’ to the more inclusive all ages Party. Since when attendance has grown from circa 30 to 100. This is the one community event that brings all age groups together to socialise and share their experiences and knowledge of the community’s past. The event is organised by community volunteers and is supported by community donations of food and small gifts for the children. Whilst an entertainment programme is provided, usually a magician/ventriloquist for the children and a soloist or singers for the adults, the evening is always rounded off with coffee and mince pies and a carol sing comprising both traditional and local carols. Thereby maintaining the 100+ year tradition of singing Green Moor carols and festive songs
The award of the Tesco Bags of Help community grant will not only guarantee the 2017 event but will go a long way to underwrite the 2018 event thereby ensuring the continuity of this Parish tradition.