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Cadets hope to ‘bag’ support

Created on 19/04/2018 @ 05:45
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Welshpool RAF Air Cadets are bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative to help buy a flight simulator.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.

Three groups have been shortlisted by Welshpool’s store to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant. 2364 Sqn Welshpool RAF Air Cadets is one of the groups on the shortlist.

“Both the staff and cadets at Welshpool are excited about this project. Each level of funding is amazing. Thank you to Tesco for approving our application. This funding will make a significant difference to the level of training we will be able to provide,” said Plt Off Keiron Cornell RAFAC.

About the project

Welshpool Air Cadets will use the funds to purchase a flight simulator. This will be used to consolidate ground training prior to their flight in one of three training aircraft they fly.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout May and June. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £43 million to more than 10,000 projects up and down the UK. 

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