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East London good causes in line for huge cash boost

PUBLISHED: 12:32 27 August 2015 | UPDATED: 12:32 27 August 2015

Tesco staff outside Canary Wharf Tesco as part of the launch of a campaign with Tesco to donate money to good causes within the community

Tesco staff outside Canary Wharf Tesco as part of the launch of a campaign with Tesco to donate money to good causes within the community

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£3,000 will go to charities or community groups

Worthy causes across the East End are in with the chance of scooping a slice of a £3,000 prize pot in a competition.

Nominations are now open for charities or community gropus which deserve one of three £1,000 grants, which will be handed out to mark the opening of a new Tesco store in Roman Road, Bow, next month.

In association with the Advertiser, Tesco is calling on east London’s residents to vote for the cause which most deserves the cash boost.

Commenting on the competition, Tesco’s Bow Metro store manager, Thomas Andrews, said: “There are so many fantastic charities in the area and they all do great work. To make sure we support the groups that most need a helping hand, we’re going to give the community and our customers the chance to choose which local groups they want to support.

“We’re really excited about launching the campaign and can’t wait to hear from local people.”

Advertiser community editor, Aimee Brannen, said: “The competition couldn’t be easier. People simply need to send us an email noting the one charity they believe most deserves to win £1,000 in prize money, in light of the contribution they make to the community.

“It’s important the people of east London have their say, which is why we wanted to make the competition as participatory as possible. The only stipulation is that it has to be a community group or charity that is based in or serves the borough of Tower Hamlets through a social goal and is not-for-profit.”

Nominations close on September 3, at which point the six most popular charities will be shortlisted for the next stage of the competition, with features on each of them running in the Advertiser and giving readers the chance to vote for which of the three they want to win in £1,000 prize.

To nominate a cause for the Tesco Helping Hand grant email shekha.vyas@archant.co.uk by September 3 with ‘Tesco Competition’ in the subject line.

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