ALBANY Academy is bidding to bag a cash boost to remember a 15-year-old student who died from cancer.

The school has been nominated to receive funding towards the schools plans for a Harry Grimshaw Memorial from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Any grant will help the school as they look to create spaces within the school for people to remember Harry and other loved ones who have died.

Harry, 15, was a much loved student who sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2016.

The school plan to install permanent memorial benches to Harry and a memorial garden that can be used by the wider community as a quiet space to reflect and remember those who have lost their lives.

If Albany are successful in the vote they will join forces with Tesco and Groundworks to create a lasting legacy to Harry at the school.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch the monthly funding scheme, which sees grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000, all raised from the 5p bag levy, being awarded to local outdoor community projects.

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and this month shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Albany Academy is one of the groups on the shortlist.

Peter Mayland, Headteacher at Albany Academy said: “Harry was an inspirational figure at our school.

"He was a kind and delightful young man, who when coping with his cancer and the necessary treatments, always remained cheerful and generous.

"He was a determined fund raiser and even when very ill would still attend and lead charitable functions.

"This year he should have been sitting his GCSE exams and this project will be a fitting memorial for him within the school.”

Voting is open in stores until February 25.

Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.