Penrhosgarnedd Junior Football Club received fantastic news this week when they were informed the club had won the Tesco Bags of Help (blue tokens) vote, that took place in the Bangor and Bethesda stores throughout September and October.

The result means the club will now receive an award of £4,000 which will help towards the redevelopment of their ground and upgrading the pitch at Treborth.

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 will be voted on by customers in 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.

Customers are given a token when they buy their shopping that they can use to make their choice using the voting units in most stores.

A spokesperson from Penrhosgarnedd FC said: “We’re over the moon as it’s just the boost we needed!

“Our army of supporters, parents, grandparents, friends, teachers and other family members came out in force to support us in the local Tesco stores by voting for Clwb Peldroed Penrhos with the blue tokens given out at the tills.

“A huge thank you to Tesco and Groundwork UK, who run the Bags of Help scheme for Tesco, for making this possible! We’re so grateful!”

Helping Penrhos win the bags of help vote

Main photo (top) Clwb Peldroed Penrhos team with the Tesco banner at Treborth