TESCO customers in Sandhurst have helped deliver a funding boost to groups, which support veterans and their families through The Bags of Help campaign.

Customers at the store voted for their favourite project using a token given to them at the check-out every time they shopped.

The token, which is part of The Bags of Help scheme allows customers to choose which community projects they would like to see benefit from funding.

Alec Brown, head of community and local communications at Tesco, said: “At Tesco we are very proud of our long association with Armed Forces.

“Bags of Help is a campaign, which responds to the needs of local communities and supports groups which help change lives.

“Our servicemen and women make great sacrifices not just for the communities to have benefitted from this special round of voting but in communities across the UK and beyond.”

The SEAP (Support, Empower, Advocate and Promote), Aerobility and Scotty’s Little Soldiers are all among the groups to receive the money.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers was awarded the top prize of £4,000, which will allow them to continue to provide support to their members and bereaved Armed Forces children.

Nikki Scott, founder of Scotty’s Little Soldiers, said: “On behalf of Scotty’s Little Soldiers, I want to say a huge thank you for the support from the Tesco initiative.

“Bags of Help is such a good idea and it’s through vital fundraising activity like this that allows us to continue to support our members, bereaved Armed Forces children who need us.”

The SEAP group also received a donation of £1,000.

Bags of Help gives grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 every two months, for more information about the scheme visit: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.