School bags boost after packing day

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Chaucer Junior School in Ilkeston packed up shopping in their local Tesco store — and earned a cheque for £200 to boost their donations.

As part of the store’s on-going commitment to supporting the community, the school was invited to help customers pack their shopping at Ilkeston Tesco Extra.

Store manager Alan Jackson presented class teacher Jane Oldnall and pupils with their £200 donation as a thank you for their help in store.

Miss Oldnall said: “I’d like to thank Tesco for the opportunity to fundraise in store and for the generous donation.

“As well as a fun bag packing day and supporting the community, this will help fund curriculum enrichment activities for pupils. The children really enjoyed helping customers and are delighted to have raised £123.71.”

Store manager Alan said: “The children were so enthusiastic, it was a pleasure.”

File photo dated 01/08/12 of a Tesco sign, as around 2,000 Tesco workers discovered their jobs were at risk today after the supermarket giant disclosed the locations of 43 store closures. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday January 28, 2015. Seven superstores and six Homeplus outlets are among the unprofitable shops identified for closure by new chief executive Dave Lewis. See PA story CITY Tesco. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

File photo dated 01/08/12 of a Tesco sign, as around 2,000 Tesco workers discovered their jobs were at risk today after the supermarket giant disclosed the locations of 43 store closures. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday January 28, 2015. Seven superstores and six Homeplus outlets are among the unprofitable shops identified for closure by new chief executive Dave Lewis. See PA story CITY Tesco. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire