Scarborough RNLI receives £25,000 grant from Tesco

Scarborough RNLI has received £25,000 after securing a Tesco Centenary Grant, run by the company last year to mark their 100th birthday.

By Corinne Macdonald
Friday, 28th February 2020, 11:57 am

The supermarket firm invited organisations from across the UK to apply for a share of £100,000.

The RNLI put in an application for a Bags of Help Centenary Grant and were one of three community projects shortlisted by Tesco staff in North Yorkshire.

Customers across the county then voted in store for their preferred project using tokens given out at checkouts, with Scarborough’s lifeboat service scooping the top prize in the region.

Tesco Staff join Scarborough Lifeboat crew and supporters for a 25,00 cheque presentation with Lifeboat Operations Manager Andy Volans receiving the cheque from Tesco Manager Christopher Windsor Picture: JPI Media/ Richard Ponter

The organisation will use the money to carry out training and continue it’s life-saving work on the Yorkshire Coast.

Andy Volans, lifeboat operations manager in Scarborough, said: "On behalf of Scarborough RNLI, we are deeply grateful to Tesco for this large donation which will help save lives on our coast".

Tesco’s community funding is given to projects which have a positive impact on their local area such as improving outdoor spaces, volunteering or bringing people together,

Administration of the funding is managed by charity, Groundwork, which specialises in transforming communities and the local environment for the better.