A DAYCARE centre near Tenbury is looking for votes to help it with its work with the elderly.

Kyrebrook Daycare Centre is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community-funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

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

Kyrebrook Daycare Centre is one of the groups on the shortlist.

The centre supports elderly and vulnerable adults from Tenbury Wells and the surrounding areas.

With an average client age of 80 years or older and many living with life-changing conditions such as dementia, it is vital that clients are comfortable and safe while seated at the centre.

The project will enable Kyrebrook to replace their existing chairs with purpose-made specialist chairs that will support the clients, many of whom have mobility and joint problems, and fragile skin.

“To be able to replace our chairs would make a massive difference to the comfort and security of our clients, and we hope that shoppers using the Tenbury Wells Tesco store will vote for our project, as it is such a worthy cause, particularly as the chairs are used on a daily basis,” said Ria Baxter from the Kyrebrook Centre.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout July and August. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered more than £30 million to more than 4,600 projects up and down the UK.