New business venture bags a share of support for storytelling events

A new charitable business set up to help the community ‘Touch Network’ has secured funding from the Tesco’s community grant scheme ‘Tesco Bags of Help’.

Touch Network was set up in Southampton to support people who have experienced hard times and come out the other side. The new charitable venture helps people to stand up at storytelling events and share their personal journeys in a positive and often moving experiences with a likeminded and supportive audience.

With the help of Tesco and the local community charity Groundwork, Touch Network can now roll out events across the South to bring communities together to celebrate everyday heroes. The areas where events will be held to start with are Fareham, Hamble, Gosport, Hythe and Eastleigh.

Debs Carter, Founder and Director said:

‘I am delighted and encouraged by the support of Tesco and Groundwork have shown our new enterprise. Our aim is to get people talking about real life stories to become the norm and for successes in overcoming to be celebrated by everyday people.’

Elizabeth Hodgson, Groundwork Community Enabler, (Hampshire and Dorset Area) commented:

‘We’re passionate at Groundwork to encourage strong communities and where everyone can reach their potential. With over 30 years supporting communities across the UK we feel that Touch Network enriches and benefits people using storytelling to touch people’s lives’.