NINE good causes are receiving a share of £3,000 from a Northwich supermarket.

The Northwich branch of Waitrose, in Hayhurst Quay, is giving out its first Community Matters cheques after customers cast their votes through the green token scheme.

It gives out £1,000 to three charities each month.

Since the store opened on November 21 the nine good causes supported so far include The Petty Pool Trust, Northwich and District Youth Centre, The Plaza Cinema, The Joshua Tree, Cheshire Wildlife Trust, St Lukes Hospice, Northwich and District Stroke Club, Cheshire and Warrington Carers Centre and The Neuromuscular Centre.

Peter Gibbs, branch manager of Waitrose Northwich, said: “It’s really important to us that we support the community in which we trade and the Community Matters scheme helps us to support causes that are at the heart of the community.

“I’m really pleased to have been able to support the good work of the nine charities and good causes since we opened our branch in November 2013 ”

Throughout February Waitrose Northwich will support The Phoenix Domestic Abuse and Support Services, Brainwave and The Northwich Branch of the RNLI.

To nominate a cause pick up a form in store.