Wigan St Patricks Supported by Tesco’s Stronger Starts Programme!

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Wigan St Patricks ARLFC bags £1500.00 from Tesco’s Stronger Starts scheme

Wigan St Patricks ARLFC will receive £1500.00 that it will invest in new equipment for our junior and girls rugby league teams. 

As the girls section continues to grow this will provide our teams with the equipment necessary to enhance training sessions and provide our junior teams with much needed additional resources.

Funding Manager Joe Charnock said: “For clubs us, grants like this allow us to help more children and young people to engage in sport and be a part of the rugby league community, these grants make all the difference to our club.”

To boost funds for extra food and activity equipment, Tesco is introducing a £5m grant programme, in partnership with Groundwork UK, to give children across the UK a stronger start in life. The grants will help schools and children’s groups provide nutritious food and healthy activities that support young people’s physical health and mental wellbeing, such as breakfast clubs or snacks, and equipment for healthy activities.

Tesco’s Stronger Starts – previously Tesco Bags of Help and Tesco Community Grants – has already provided over £100 million to more than 50,000 projects across Britain.

Jason Tarry, Tesco UK CEO, said: “Helping schools and children’s groups access the food and resources they need is vitally important in getting children a stronger start in life. Children with enough food have more energy, better concentration, and ultimately achieve more too.”

Graham Duxbury, Groundwork’s UK Chief Executive, said: “As a community charity, we have seen first-hand how schools and other groups supporting young people have been playing a much bigger role in ensuring children are getting a healthy start to the day and getting access to spaces and services to support physical activity and mental health. Family budgets are tight and school budgets are tight, but it’s so important that children stay fed, fit and focused, so we’re delighted to be able to prioritise these activities alongside Tesco with the Stronger Starts programme.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. To find out more visit tescoplc.com/strongerstarts



For further information please contact:

Catherine Taylor