Tesco Summer Donation Press release

The Clock would like to thank Tesco for their support of The Clock’s Summer Activity programme. Over the course of the Summer 270 places on activities ranging from Paintballing to Rocket-Making were filled and many of them included a packed lunch donated by Tesco.

As well as Tesco, Dalepak Foods in Leeming Bar donated frozen food that was used on BBQs throughout the summer. Altogether the Clock was able to save half of its £640 food budget with the help. Tesco’s also displayed our activity banner, and thanks to better advertising this year 64% of those attending the activities were new members.

New activities this year included Foot-golf, Raft-building, Cricket and Rock-climbing as well as regular activities such as Go-Karting and Paintballing. These allowed young people who can be socially isolated or vulnerable to make new friends and enjoy fun trips in a welcoming environment.

The Clock has also been busy over the Summer supporting members receiving their GCSE results. One of our members who has received support from our staff over the last few years sent a thank you to us on receiving the grades she needed; “A lot of the motivation and change of heart about my education is down to you showing me that I should’ve put the graft in so I don’t have to in the future, which I did.. You should be equally as proud of yourself as I am for achieving such good results! Absolutely over the moon”.

Without the support of Tesco, Dalepak and donations from the community we could not have put on our Summer Activity Programme, nor been open to provide support to vulnerable young people. Tescos has also picked The Clock to receive funding from its Bags of Help initiative.  How much we receive depends on votes made in the Thirsk Store between 26th September and 9th October. We will use the funding to establish a community garden and develop our support services to young people and adults in Thirsk and villages. Please vote for us.