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PCYM is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative for its Peterborough Centre for Young Musicians: Percussion for All! fundraising campaign .

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award (raised from the 5p bag levy) and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

PCYM is one of the groups on the shortlist and the fundraising campaign will support investment in the provision of tuned percussion instruments, helping to establish an exciting new ensemble for PCYM – appealing to the city’s drummers and percussionists.  It will open opportunities for young people who love drumming, rhythm and performing in different styles and genres. Pupils will also be able to loan instruments for free so they can practice at home.

The Centre Manager Kirsten Barr said: “It is fantastic that PCYM has been selected to participate in this exciting and truly local fundraising campaign. We hope that Peterborough’s music lovers, shopping in Tesco stores and needing extra carrier bags this summer, will decide to support the Centre and help develop it into a truly regional destination for our young musicians. Everyone can support our campaign by promoting it through social media. Follow our fundraising on Twitter and Facebook – https://twitter.com/PmhPcym and https://www.facebook.com/PeterboroughCYM

Voting is open in Tesco stores throughout July and August at the following local stores:

PETERBOROUGH EXTRA, PETERBOROUGH METRO, PETERBOROUGH OUNDLE RD Express, STANGROUND Express and WISTOW WAY ORTON Express

Please share this campaign with pupils, colleagues, family and friends and support PCYM this summer!