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Pupils well equipped for school as MP presents supermarket goodies

Pupils well equipped for school as MP presents supermarket goodies

A major supermarket chain celebrated another bumper year for the voucher collection initiative which has seen it provide millions of pounds worth of equipment to schools over a 19 year period. Toby Perkins, Labour Member of Parliament for Chesterfield, was invited to present boxes of school resources to local primary school pupils last Friday at the Tesco Extra superstore on Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield, with teachers and parents hailing the scheme as a significant benefit to local schools.

Since 1992 Tesco, through voucher collection promotions has provided UK schools with access to around 4 million free pieces of equipment worth £170 million.  Last year, 55 schools and clubs in the area collected a total of 430728 vouchers, with 45 of them ordering equipment worth £11755.

After presenting the equipment Mr. Perkins said:-

The voucher collection scheme run by Tesco’s has proved to be an excellent scheme and an example of how huge businesses can give back to the community. I was delighted to meet with pupils from schools in my constituency, including Abercrombie School which was built as part of the previous Labour Government’s Building Schools for the Future programme, and to acknowledge the importance of providing our kids with the best possible equipment to help them achieve their full potential.

He added:-

“I would also like to thank Tesco’s for continuing with the scheme which really is a great help to many schools, many of which have been badly hit by recent cuts to the education budget”.

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