Patients on Glyder Ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd will benefit from a donation of £4,000 from Tesco Bangor’s ‘Bags of Help’ scheme, which has been used to purchase new blood pressure monitors.

Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme where the money raised from the sale of carrier bags is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.

Launched in 2015, Bags of Help sees charities and community organisations awarded grants to fund local projects. Three community projects in each local area are voted on by customers in local Tesco stores, with projects changing every other month. Following the vote, the project that received the most votes in its area will receive a grant of up to £4,000, second place receiving up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000.

Amanda Owen, Glyder Ward said: “On behalf of all my colleagues on the ward I’d like to say thank you so much to all the customers and staff at Tesco Bangor for supporting Glyder Ward through the charity token scheme. Thanks to you, we’ve been able to purchase new blood pressure monitors.

“These new versions work so effectively, all the staff on the ward are commenting on how wonderful they are! At least 1,200 patients will benefit from these new monitors.

“They’re used more than four times a day for each patient, so we’re certainly getting lots of use out of them, and they are already making a big difference for our patients and for the staff. We really can’t thank everyone who dropped their tokens into the Glyder box in Tesco enough!”

A spokesperson for Awyr Las – The North Wales NHS Charity added: “When you’re shopping please do look out for the token schemes and where possible support your local healthcare services. Every little helps!”