Shoppers have the chance to support veterans

Northwich Guardian: Waitrose staff Zoe Hill, left, and Tracy Bennett promote the Community Matters scheme. Waitrose staff Zoe Hill, left, and Tracy Bennett promote the Community Matters scheme.

WAITROSE shoppers have the chance to make a token gesture to support a planned respite centre for injured veterans.

Sanctuary for Veterans is one of three organisations being supported by the Waitrose store in Northwich this month.

The organisation aims to provide support for injured veterans and their families, and is seeking to provide purpose-built respite accommodation in rural Cheshire.

Also being supported by Waitrose during June are the Cheshire Search and Rescue Team and Life Education, a mobile education facility aimed at children aged three to 11.

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

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.

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.

The groups to benefit for May are the Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group, the Vale Royal branch of the MS Society and Redwalls Residents Outings and Entertainment Fund, which are to receive £430, £330 and £240 respectively.

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