CUSTOMERS at Ellesmere's Tesco store will be asked to help an Oswestry charity that helps mothers with postnatal depression.

PANDAS Foundation, a perinatal mental health charity that was set up to support parents and carers and their mental health in Oswestry and across the UK, has been put forward for the Tesco Community Grants Scheme.

Sally Bunkham, from Pandas, said the voting will go up to December 31.

She said: ""PANDAS Foundation was founded by one woman who felt like she didn't quite fit the mould of the conventional mother and baby groups when she felt unwell with postnatal depression.

"PANDAS has been running now for 10 years. We work with people who struggle with perinatal mental health from low mood and anxiety through to more complex mental illness.

"Sadly, during the pandemic we were forced to close our face-to-face peer to peer support groups, but they are now slowly opening up again.

"We would love to be able to start a group in the heart of the community where we first began in Oswestry, and Tesco's could help us to do that with this grant!

We know that Christmas is the most challenging period for many parents and are eager to recruit a lived or experienced volunteer with empathy and has a good understanding of perinatal mental health by then.

"We would so appreciate the community's support, by voting for PANDAS in store at Ellesmere."