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Tesco announces support for Cowley Road Carnival

By John Charlton

The Tesco store at the Cowley Retail Park is supporting Cowley Road Works, the organisation behind the Cowley Road Carnival, with a partnership to help fundraising activities for 2017.

Steve Fagg, manager of the Tesco store at the Cowley Retail Park has pledged to support Cowley Road Works over the coming year as the charity plans cultural and community events for 2017, including the Cowley Road Carnival on 2 July.

Sue Arkell, the store’s community champion said: “Tesco do a lot to support the local community including serving tea and cake for an elderly people’s home in Blackbird Leys, and volunteering with Gatehouse, a charity for the homeless in St Giles, once a week. We are really looking forward to get involved with Cowley Road Works throughout 2017 and Carnival day again on 2 July. I volunteered with a colleague to provide sandwiches for the volunteers this year, and we really enjoyed ourselves.”

To celebrate the partnership, Tesco donated mulled wine and mince pies to sell at a fundraising stall at the Oxford Christmas Lights festival and for the Christingle service at St Mary & St John’s Church on the Cowley Road.

Johannah Aynsley, Executive Director of Cowley Road Works said: “We are thrilled that Tesco has chosen to support Cowley Road Works. We are really looking forward to working with Steve and his staff on a programme of activities over the next few months. Cowley Road Works is all about community, and this is a fantastic opportunity to build a long-term relationship with the business and everyone working and shopping at the store.”
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Tesco has also selected Cowley Road Works for the December Bags for Life campaign in local stores. You can vote for the charity with your token when you are shopping every time until the end of the month.

For more details on Cowley Road Works forthcoming activities and the Carnival 2017, see www.cowleyroadcarnival.co.uk