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Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ supports SeeAbility’s fight against Covid-19

Our partnerships with companies and other organisations help improve the lives of those with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss through donations of money, time or equipment. But the impact doesn’t stop there because their families and friends also feel the benefit of that support, and the peace of mind it brings.

As part of the giant retailers’ £52 million package of support for local communities hit by the lockdown, Tesco has supported a number of SeeAbility services across the country. A total of £7,500 has been donated through the Bags of Help COVID-19 Community Fund to keep SeeAbility’s frontline staff well equipped and supported during the pandemic.

Colleagues in Seaford, Honiton, Wellington, Ashtead, Horley, Tadley (pictured above all stocked up!), Filton, Meadowmead and Maidstone have used the support from the community fund towards PPE, cleaning and a new wellbeing helpline. This helpline has been set up following COVID-19 to assist our frontline staff with advice and support. The confidential line has also directed our employees to further support, including hardship funds for families struggling during the crisis.

Tesco’s cash boost for SeeAbility has provided much needed relief for the services experiencing a surge in spending for deep cleaning and PPE. Tesco’s commitment to support local communities has been celebrated across the services receiving the grant and is hugely appreciated.