Helping hand for four charity groups

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Four organisations were selected by Tesco in Ilkeston to receive a share of a £2,000 community fund.

Customers at the Tesco Extra store on Rutland Street and the Tesco Express store on Nottingham Road, were asked to nominate their favourite groups for the competition, called Tesco Helping Hand.

Donations included £500 to the Genesis Research Trust, which will be spent on research into why women have miscarriages, still births, premature babies and ovarian cancer.

Emily Blackwell accepted the cheque on behalf of the charity. She and her mum Lindy are taking part in a bike ride for the charity.