North-east volunteers hoping for cash boost to help purchase new community ambulance

The Portlethen group wants to purchase a new ambulance.

A North-east volunteer group is hoping to take home a cash boost to help fund the purchase of a new community ambulance.

Portlethen and District Community Ambulance are asking people to get involved to help win the organisation the cash.

It is one of three groups on the shortlist for Tesco’s community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awarded to local community projects, through money raised from carrier bag sales.

Shoppers can vote for the project they think should win the money by dropping a token received at the checkout into a box set out for the organisation.

The Portlethen and District Voluntary Community Ambulance will use the money, if successful, to purchase a new ambulance to continue them allow them to transport elderly and disabled people to and from Portlethen Medical Centre.

Voting is open in all stores throughout March and April.

Tony McElroy, Tesco’s head of communications in Scotland, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for March and April.

“There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”