Bouncing up to charity target

Tiggers receive �100 from tesco
Tiggers receive �100 from tesco
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EVERY little helps if you ask the parents at Blackpool Tiggers.

Tesco is the latest company to put their hand in their pocket and donate to help raise £40,000 for the Blackpool charity.

Blackpool Tiggers, which is an activity group for autistic children is the subject of The Gazette’s latest campaign, Bouncing High For Autism.

Money is slowly beginning to trickle into charity coffers which will go towards totally transforming the group’s St Annes Road centre.

The Tesco store on Clifton Retail park has donated a cheque for £100 to the charity which they hope can be used for equipment towards the centre’s sensory room.

And every donation is gratefully received according to Sheila Cullinane, project co-ordinator for Tiggers.

She said: “Tesco have been great to us and we’re very thankful for their donation.

“We have always really struggled to find money and every penny we get goes towards activities and days out for the children.

“The sensory room will be fantastic for the children, they find it so stimulating, they can really come on in leaps and bounds when they are in an inspiring environment.

“The beauty of Tiggers is, we are open a lot more often than other centres and for longer so we can really offer support to families.

“Having businesses and the local community behind us is so reassuring.”

Tesco have also pledged to give Blackpool Tiggers a third of all the unclaimed schools vouchers which they can use to buy even more equipment for the room.

If anyone has a good idea for a fundraising event or can help the charity, they should contact Lisa Ettridge at The Gazette on (01253) 361730 or E-mail lisa.ettridge@blackpoolgazette.co.uk,