Too often, the need of a child for fresh air and play is neglected in the day-to-day responsibility of providing care. We hope to address this issue with our LET'S GO! project. Oxfordshire Crossroads is bidding for funding from TESCO COMMUNITY GRANTS, to give all our young carers and disabled children much needed days out. TESCO has teamed up with charity GROUNDWORK to run the funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £1500 awarded to local community projects. We are delighted that our project is one of three good causes selected for Tesco Express shops in the Banbury area.


Andrew Clarkson, Oxfordshire Crossroads head of fundraising, said: "A big thankyou to Tesco for giving us this opportunity to help others. It is great to see national businesses working within the local community to make life better for everyone."


Voting is now open in all TESCO stores until the end of December. If you are shopping in Banbury, please head to your nearest Tesco and vote for Oxfordshire Crossroads. Depending on the votes cast for us, we will receive a grant of £500, £1000, or £1500. You can vote for us by collecting a token at the Tesco check-out and popping it in the relevant slot.


Claire De Silva, Head of Community at TESCO, said: "Tesco Community Grants help support local good causes but especially those projects supporting young people, those providing food and local causes close to our colleagues' hearts."


GROUNDWORK's National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: "Tesco Community Grants continues to give local projects the boost they need to help their communities thrive. By funding services which support young people and reduce food poverty, we hope to facilitate positive change from the ground up across the UK."