6th Dec, 2019

Carrier bag supermarket sales pay for new minibus for Solihull veterans charity

Sarah Mason 20th Jun, 2019

VETERANS can go on outings and attend medical appointments thanks to shoppers.

The Royal Star and Garter Homes in Solihull received £4,000 from the sales of 5p single-use carrier bags after receiving the most votes in borough stores in March and April.

The money from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative will go towards a new minibus, which will help residents go on outings and attend medical appointments.

The Monkspath Hall Road care home is for ex-servicemen and women and their partners living with disability or dementia.

Caley Eldred, director of supporter engagement at the charity, said: “The minibus plays an important role in the quality of care we provide, but the current one is nearing the end of its useful life, so we’re fundraising for a new one.

“To be awarded the top grant available will mean the world to our residents, and we are grateful to Tesco and to everyone who voted.”

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