Disability Action Group – Tea on the Lawn and Tesco award0
Disability Action Group host tea on the lawn
MEMBERS of the Disability Action Group North Dorset (DAG) are hosting a charity fundraising event. The event on the 21st of July is for the British Heart Foundation and is in memory of Karen Reddaway. Karen was the secretary for DAG, the event will be on the anniversary of her sudden death.
DAG chairman Carolyn Carter said: “At the time of her death, Karen had started to plan the fundraiser. ‘Tea on the Lawn’ was to be held in the Woodhouse Gardens. We wanted to honour her memory by taking her plans forward. We hope to make a donation to the British Heart Foundation in her memory.”
The plans suffered another setback when Blandford Town Council announced plans to extend the Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion. This resulted in it being unavailable as a venue on the anniversary date. The relocation to the Corn Exchange has not, however, resulted in a change of name. The Corn Exchange has no lawn, so an artificial turf will be laid. On top of which will be tables where cream teas will be served.
There will also be a range of activities for all ages. These will include, a tombola, and live music provided by some of the charity’s members.
Tickets for the cream teas are now on sale from DAG in Nightingale Court, Blandford (01258 268309).
Tesco bags community grant
DAG is also delighted to announce it has been awarded £2000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme. The scheme is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork. Over the years they’ve awarded the grants to thousands of local community projects.
Mrs Carter said: “Thanks to customers of the Blandford St Mary store voting for us during March and April. We will be able to purchase new scooters to replace those which have gone past their ‘best used before’ date!”
Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, said: “Bags of Help contributes funds to community projects up and down the country. We’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers voting in their local stores.”
Groundwork’s National CEO, Graham Duxbury, said: “We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey. As well as providing support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”
To mark Tesco’s 100th year, two special voting rounds have been announced for Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants. One in summer and one winter 2019, with larger grant amounts available over wider geographic regions. For information see www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp