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4th Dec, 2021

Charity groups sought for countdown to Christmas

Rob George 4th Dec, 2020

CARING staff at an Evesham supermarket have proved ‘Every Little Helps’ after they reallocated the trolley bays for use by local charities.

Tesco chiefs introduced a traffic light system during the pandemic to ensure the store doesn’t become too busy and raise the risk of infection.

Ahead of the busy Christmas period, the Worcester Road store has rearranged the trolley bays to ensure they can be sanitised by staff and customers if they wish.

As a result, community groups and local charities have been offered the use of the trolley bays to raise awareness and vital funds in a Covid-safe manner.

Government guidelines allow for singing in small groups, two metres apart in all directions in large well-ventilated areas.

Whether good causes want to come and sing, play music, dance or even juggle – all the while adhering to the latest Coronavirus guidelines – they are asked to contact Tesco Community Champion Lindsay Roach via the store’s customer service desk.

From tomorrow (Saturday) the store will be collecting festive goodies for Caring Hands in the Vale to support the Christmas hampers they deliver every year.

Entertainment from Race for Life will be provided on Saturday, December 19 while the sounds of Harvington handbells will be heard during various times on the countdown to Christmas.

“We look forward to welcoming you on the countdown to Christmas and hope you can help us to help you with your shopping,” Lindsay said.

“If you can shop alone we can cut down on the queues, get you into the store quicker and out of the cold to pick up all your festive food without the worry”.


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