Rugby club tries for cash boost

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A local community club is after your vote in a bid to bag cash from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative, an initiative offering grants for environmental and greenspace projects.

Epping Upper Clapton Rugby Club is hoping to get a grant of either £12,000, £10,000 or £8,000 from money raised from the 5p bag charge.

Epping Upper Clapton Rugby Club

Cast your vote

Voting is open in 2 local stores from 31 October to 13 November 2016

  1. Epping Tesco’s express
  2. Theydon Bois Tesco’s Express

Customers can cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Community asset

Epping Upper Clapton Rugby Club (EUCRFC) is a community ruby club run entirely by volunteers. It would use the funding to improve the pitches and help develop sports in the community.

The club includes 11 Mini and Youth Teams with over 250 boys and girls aged 5 to 18 plus 3 adult teams. It visits local schools including Epping St John’s to provide coaching and it hosts interschool tournaments around the district.

The club hosts other sports clubs including

  • Epping Youth Football Club
  • Epping Amateur Boxing Club
  • Epping Blazers Netball Club
  • Ongar Netball Club
  • Newly formed cycling club Epping Velo

Helping the community

Lindsey Crompton, Head of Community at Tesco said: ”The first round of the Bags of Help initiative was a fantastic success. We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for round 2. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see them come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Councillor Helen Kane, Leisure and Community Services Portfolio Holder said: ”The Tesco’s bags of help initiative is a great opportunity to give back to community groups. EUCRFC do so much for sports and leisure in our community – it would be great to show our support and vote for them.”

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