Helping schools get new sports equipment

TESCO community champion, Ann Curtis is asking local people to pledge their Tesco for Schools and Clubs vouchers to all local national schools for some much anticipated equipment for sports, music and art.

TESCO community champion, Ann Curtis is asking local people to pledge their Tesco for Schools and Clubs vouchers to all local national schools for some much anticipated equipment for sports, music and art.

Ann recently visited St Paul’s primary school in Portlaoise where she demonstrated some of the equipment children can receive.

Customers can collect for their chosen school or club or they can donate their unwanted vouchers to schools in the Portlaoise store. The Tesco for Schools and Clubs voucher collection scheme is running from March 12 to May 20. Now in its 15th year, to date the scheme has given away over 430,000 pieces of equipment worth almost €17 million to Irish schools and clubs.

Last year alone, over €727,000 worth of school equipment and sports kit was delivered to schools and clubs around the country.

Ann’s role as community champion involves working directly with local organisations such as schools, clubs, charities and community groups on projects such as green schools, bag packs, local fundraising events, local recycling events and WEEE days. She also facilitates community groups by giving them access to the store’s facilities such as the car-park and the foyer.

“At Tesco we understand that in today’s climate schools and clubs are finding it harder to get funding for much needed equipment and sports kits. The Tesco for Schools and Clubs scheme is delighted to continue supporting local schools and clubs such as St Paul’s National School,” said Ann.

Customers will receive one Tesco for Schools and Clubs voucher for every €10 participating spend in stores during this period.

For more information on Tesco for Schools and Clubs visit www.tesco.ie.