Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson helps Tesco bring some ea

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson, Tesco store manager Kemy Lassami and service manager Steph Tippitt with St Jerome's headteacher Kathy Monahan and pupils Michael and Sashia, and Freshfield teaching assistant Lynn Appleton and pupils Rosie and Dan.

 

 

Christmas came early for a group of Formby schools - and Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson stood in for Father Christmas.

Four schools from Formby, Freshfield, St Jerome's, Woordlands and Our Lady of Compassion schools, were all presented with goodies as part of the Tesco for Schools & Clubs scheme.

The supermarket giant is celebrating 21 years of Tesco for Schools & Clubs scheme which enables UK schools and clubs to redeem vouchers from Tesco purchases for all sorts of amazing products from iMacs to drum kits and garden tools to tennis rackets.

Shoppers in Formby collected vouchers over 10 weeks which they donated to a school or club of their choice. These schools and clubs were then able to choose what equipment they wanted from the catalogue to benefit and educate children.

Formby Tesco store manager Kemy Lassami said: “Tesco for Schools & Clubs is a scheme which my team is proud to be part of. 

"Thousands of customers have been collecting vouchers to help their local schools and clubs get new equipment showing what can happen when a whole community gets involved.”

Bill Esterson congratulated the schools which have benefited from the scheme.

Bill said: "Congratulations to the staff and pupils of Freshfield, St Jerome's, Woordlands and Our Lady of Compassion schools who received equipment as part of the Tesco Schools & Clubs scheme and congratulations to all the shoppers who collected the tokens on behalf of the schools.

"Our schools need all the help they can get to continue to give our children the first class education they deserve."