THREE good causes received a welcome cash boost when community-conscious colleagues at Kingsteignton Tesco Superstore handed out grants worth £3,000.

Adventure Therapy received a cheque for £1,500 to help fund services to improve the emotional and physical wellbeing of local children and adults with complex needs.

Westcliff Academy in Dawlish was awarded £1,000 to create a Fun Play Project and Hollow Lane Club received £500 towards providing after school facilities for children and young people with complex disabilities.

The funding came from Tesco’s Stronger Starts scheme, in partnership with the Groundwork charity, which supports Teignbridge community projects and good causes.

Amy Weekes, project coordinator at Adventure Therapy, said: ‘It will make such a difference to the children we support in the local area.

‘The funds will provide supported outdoor and adventure-led activities such as bushcraft, archery, horse-riding, kayaking, paddle-boarding and climbing.

‘These will help to improve wellbeing for children and young people with mental health conditions, physical disability, learning disability, and life-threatening, life-shortening and life-changing conditions.

‘The activities will also strengthen the children’s resilience, improve vitality and self-esteem, providing a sense of accomplishment and aid rehabilitation, as well as help to improve social skills, form new friendships and connect with other children who could be going through similar struggles.'

Janette Parker, community champion at Tesco Kingsteignton, said: ‘It is a real pleasure for us to present these grants to three groups that do such fantastic work in our communities. We really appreciate their tireless efforts to improve so many people’s lives.’