Vote Now for Singing for Memory!

Tesco Bags of Help voting to support dementia group

Our brilliant Singing for Memory group for people with dementia needs your votes to receive a cash boost through the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. With your help, we could raise £4,000, £2,000 or £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects through the scheme run by Tesco and Groundwork.

You can vote between Thursday 1st March to Monday 30th April 2018. Tesco customers will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it’s not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token.

Please do ask for tokens if you are not given one automatically!

Here are the Tesco shops taking part:
Armthorpe Doncaster Express, DN3 3DL
Bentley Doncaster Express, DN5 0AP
Doncaster Barnsley Express, DN5 8QE
Doncaster Edenthorpe Superstore, DN3 2JE
Station Road Hatfield Express, DN7 6QD
Wentworth Road, Doncaster Express, DN2 4DB
Wheatley Doncaster Express, DN2 5NH

To check the location of any of the above stores, please go to:

Singing for Memory is a regular group for people with dementia and their families and is seeking vital funds to continue.

2,674 people are registered as living with dementia in Doncaster and the majority are still living at home. There are likely to be many more people with dementia who do not yet have a diagnosis. Dementia can be hugely isolating both for those living with the condition and the family members who care for them.

Singing for Memory provides a safe space for people with dementia and their family carers to make friends, have fun, sing songs they know and write new ones. Professional musicians lead the session, making the most of people’s talents and ensuring there’s also time to drink tea, chat, share stories and celebrate achievements.

For the family members and carers, it’s an essential opportunity to meet with a network of others in similar situations. The sessions help people feel less isolated and, by attending alongside the person with dementia, they are doing something enjoyable together and creating shared memories.

One family member said:

"I could tell the difference in my dad when we got home last week. We all had a great time and it makes such a difference to get out of the house and do something fun together."

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £40 million to 9,700 projects up and down the UK. Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for March and April. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Please vote now and support this fantastic group!