Wed, 30 Nov 2016
A WEST Berkshire charity has received a helping hand, thanks to Tesco.
Young People and Children First (YPACF) supports people aged between 16 and 25 in the district, who have been in care or are homeless.
The charity purchased a house for the young people in its care in 2010 – Cornerstone – and it was in need of a fresh lick of paint.
Community champion of the Tesco Superstore in London Road Sheryl Scott-Clarke and other team members, plus the community champion of Newbury Metro Ann Radbourne and the community champion for Hungerford Laura Edwards, along with Karen Moverly from YPACF, helped fund and paint four rooms.
“We managed to join forces to put back into the community, funding and spending a wonderful day with the charity,” Mrs Scott-Clarke said.
The charity is looking for help with fundraising and furnishing for its new house, which will help four more young people by teaching life skills, budgeting and finding a job.
The manager from YPACF, Lorraine Allen, thanked the Tesco Community Champion team for their efforts.
She said: “Here at Cornerstone we are delighted when we receive a helping hand for our small charity.
“The team have done a great job, painting, and it was much appreciated by staff and all our young people.”
Store manager at Tesco London Road Newbury, Steve Hall, said: “It’s fantastic to see we can put our community funds and time to great use.
“Working as a team with the Tesco Metro Newbury and Hungerford Superstore, we are always looking for ways to work within the community.”
Contact Mrs Scott-Clarke at Newbury@communityattesco.co.uk if you have a project that could do with some help.