Vote for THG!

Published on: 
27 June 2017

THG has been shortlisted as finalists to go forward to a public vote in Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative. The gallery stands to win a grant of up to £4,000 for their sensory garden.

Voting is open in the Tesco Honiton store from 1 July to 31 August 2017. Customers will be able to cast their vote using a token given to them in store each time they shop. The project with the highest number of votes will receive £4,000, the second placed project £2,000 and the third placed project £1,000.

Emma Molony, THG Project Co-ordinator said,

Please vote for us! We really want to expand our community garden for more local people to enjoy. Help us create a sensory trail in the garden for visitors to explore texture, sound, smell, taste and visual stimuli. We will use plants, sculpture and musical installations for visitors to explore with all their senses, particularly for groups with physical, learning and hidden disabilities.

The sensory garden will be created with Mill Water School and local Primary schools as well as adults with learning difficulties. They will work with artist Michael Fairfax to create sound installations and with volunteers to plant new herbs and wildflowers. Vote for THG and help to bring our sensory garden to life!”

Bags of Help sees money raised by customers through Tesco’s 5p bag charge go directly back into the local community.  Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each area awarded grants.

The bag charge has already raised millions for good causes across England and Wales.

THG Volunteers in THG community garden