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1st Jul, 2022

Shoppers back Timberley farm and garden in supermarket poll

TIMBERLEY Academy is set to receive a donation after being chosen by the local community of Castle Bromwich as its worthiest cause.

Jack’s supermarket, part of the Tesco family, launched its Jack’s Supports scheme to donate proceeds from the sale of carrier bags to local good causes voted for by its customers.

For the past three months shoppers at Jack’s Castle Bromwich have been voting for three worthy causes including: Brambles Day Nursery and Out of School Club, AED Donate with Timberley Academy securing the donation.

All three charities received £250 for taking part, and Timberley Academy were given an additional £500 following the round of voting.

Stephen Ball, farm manager at Timberley Academy , said: “’Timberley Academy’s Farm and Garden is an ever-developing educational project which seeks to offer children easy access to a diverse range of domestic and wild plants and animals.

“Winning the Jack’s Supports grant will prove an invaluable boon to the school and its pupils, allowing us to purchase the timber and wood chip to create a Wildlife Corner for the farm.”

To continue with the initiative, the voting is now open in store for four new charities, who are each eligible for Jack’s Supports funding;

● Birmingham Stirling Unit 39 of The Sea Cadets Corps – working in the local community to give young people access to incredible opportunities and skills that help them to launch well in today’s world

● The Bryntail Cottage Charity – Maintaining the legacy of Bryntail Cottage for another 100 years

● Girlguided Shard End – They offer fun, friendship, challenge and adventure to girls aged 5 – 14. They empower girls to find their voice, to be their best, and to develop confidence and life skills

● Young at Heart – To support families whose children and babies have heart conditions and under the care of Birmingham Childrens Hospital cardiac unit

As with the previous round, each participant has been given a £250 donation, and the charity with the most votes at the end of March will receive an additional £500.

To vote for the charity you think deserves the funding simply visit the Jack’s supermarket on Timberley Lane, and select your favourite using the Jack’s Supports podium at the front of the store.

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