Seaton Jurassic’s bid for Tesco cash

An aerial view of Seaton Jurassic. Picture: SUBMITTED

An aerial view of Seaton Jurassic. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

The popular visitor attraction is seeking a grant to build an outdoor dinosaur-themed children’s play area

Seaton Jurassic is bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

The supermarket chain has teamed up with environmental group Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme.

It provides grants to local community projects of up to £4,000 from money raised through the sales of carrier bags at its stores.

Three groups in every Tesco region across the UK have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are now being invited to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

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Devon Wildlife Trust’s visitor attraction Seaton Jurassic is one of the groups on the shortlist in East Devon.

It is hoping to bag a top grant to create a Jurassic themed outdoor play area for children featuring a dinosaur sculpture which youngsters can play on and explore.

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Emma Richardson, Devon Wildlife Trust director of operations, said: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for Tesco Bags of Help initiative for March and April. Our project will provide a new play sculpture for children to enjoy on the outside terrace. This will enhance the outside space and the enjoyment of the place for local and visiting families. We hope that people will now support the project by voting for us with their little blue tokens each time they shop at local Tesco stores.”

Voting for Seaton Jurassic’s dinosaur-themed outside play area is open throughout March and April in Tesco’s Seaton and Sidmouth stores. Customers can cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out each time they shop.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered more than £40 million to 9,700 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

* Tesco Bags of Life funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects which bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit

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