Waitrose supports local good causes

Assistant section manager Sally Mortimer next to the Community Matters donation boxes at Waitrose in Northwich.

Assistant section manager Sally Mortimer next to the Community Matters donation boxes at Waitrose in Northwich.

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CHILDREN are cheering after winning a share of a £1,000 donation from Waitrose in Northwich.

Each month every Waitrose branch donates £1,000 to local good causes, which is divided between three organisations.

The groups to benefit for April are Lostock Tiny Tots, Barnton Pre-School and Victoria Road Primary School, which are to receive £320, £326 and £354 respectively.

At the checkout customers are given a green token they can place in one of three Community Matters boxes on the way out.

The £1,000 is divided according to the number of tokens each group receives.

The groups being supported during May are the Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group, the Vale Royal branch of the MS Society and Redwalls Residents Outings and Entertainment Fund.

Customers can nominate local good causes to be considered for the Community Matters scheme by picking up a form in store and handing in a completed form at the welcome desk.

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2:17pm Thu 15 May 14

m cuddington says...

This is an advertisement in all but name.
This is an advertisement in all but name. m cuddington
  • Score: -4

6:37pm Thu 15 May 14

onered says...

Well done Waitrose, I'm sure the Groups will make good use of the money.

m cuddington, stop being so negative with every thing you read, these donations is money these very good causes urgently require.
Well done Waitrose, I'm sure the Groups will make good use of the money. m cuddington, stop being so negative with every thing you read, these donations is money these very good causes urgently require. onered
  • Score: 4

8:15am Fri 16 May 14

keith moss says...

As a percentage of turnover this scheme has donated some £14 million pounds to good causes since 2008,great.Just to keep things in perspective this roughly equates to (as a percentage of turnover) to a pensioner giving £2.80 per year to charity,a single benefit claimant giving £1.55 per year or a person on an average wage of £26000 giving £14 per year.x
so yeah well done weightrose !
As a percentage of turnover this scheme has donated some £14 million pounds to good causes since 2008,great.Just to keep things in perspective this roughly equates to (as a percentage of turnover) to a pensioner giving £2.80 per year to charity,a single benefit claimant giving £1.55 per year or a person on an average wage of £26000 giving £14 per year.x so yeah well done weightrose ! keith moss
  • Score: -3

12:30pm Fri 16 May 14

L Byrne says...

Any whingeing on this topic should be aimed at the the other big retailers in the town such as Tesco, Sainsbury's, The Co-op, Lidl, Aldi etc who do sweet f.a. compared to Waitrose.
Any whingeing on this topic should be aimed at the the other big retailers in the town such as Tesco, Sainsbury's, The Co-op, Lidl, Aldi etc who do sweet f.a. compared to Waitrose. L Byrne
  • Score: 5

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