Vote to get WW Sports Centre a share of fund

West Wight Sports & Community Centre is bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Stronger Starts scheme to help fund a new gardening project for youngster’s in the centre’s grounds.

Stronger Starts provides grants of up to £1,500 to local community projects, with a particular focus on children and young people.

Three groups in every community have been shortlisted and Tesco customers can now vote for the group they think should take away the top award in their local Tesco store.

The project will provide children with hands-on gardening experiences to promote healthy eating habits through the cultivation of fruits and vegetables.

Clare Griffin, centre manager, said: “We are very excited to be starting this project on April 24 and very much hope the community will get behind us so that we can receive much-needed funds to provide the activity year round.

“Teaching children about gardening and how to produce their own food is such an important skill for them to learn and will set them up with how to eat healthily and at a low cost. It will also demonstrate how little space is required to grow fruit and vegetables.”

Voting is open in all Tesco stores from early January until the end of March. Customers can cast their vote using a blue token given to them at the check-out each time they shop.

The first course at West Wight will start on Wednesday, April 24. For details ring the centre on 752168 or email info@westwight.org.uk.