FROM campfire cooking to bug house building, people with learning disabilities are benefiting from weekly sessions in forest skills thanks to support from Tesco and its Stratford shoppers.
A cheque for £1,000 has been handed to Heart of England Mencap to fund the sessions as part of its day activities for adults with learning and physical disabilities.
The money was raised through Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ blue token scheme at its Stratford stores earlier this year.
The weekly forest skills sessions now run every Monday at Bearley Scout Hut, led by activities coordinator and forest skills leader Kate Buttrick.
She said: “We do campfire cooking, woodwork, we build bug houses, we learn about nature and conservation. Thank you to Tesco and to all of the shoppers who put their token in the box to support our charity – the money is having a real impact on the local people we support.”