Sunningdale supermarket gives out thousands of pounds to charity

Published: 16 Jun 2014 17:30

A SUNNINGDALE supermarket dished out thousands of pounds to charities at a presentation.

Waitrose in London Road handed out £4,000 to 12 different good causes as part of its Community Matters scheme at a presentation at Windsor Guildhall last month.

Each month the store offers £1,000 to charitable causes, with three charities nominated. Customers are then given the chance to vote on how they think the money should be distributed between them through a ballot box.

The 12 recipients of cash raised at Waitrose in Sunningdale over four months were: The Disabilities Trust (£258); 1st Ascot Scouts

group (£212); Youthline (£473); Lakeview Monkey Sanctuary (£277); Woking Hospice (£421); Frimley Park Hospital Breast Care Appeal (£316); White Lodge Centre (£263); Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice (£447); RSPCA Millbrook Animal Centre in Chobham (£311); Berkshire Blind Society (£242); Heatherwood & Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (£530); and the Windlesham Field of Remembrance (£250).

Jem Pettit, department manager at the Waitrose store, said: “The evening was a great success and outgoing Royal Borough mayor Andrew Jenner gave a great speech of thanks at the end of the evening on behalf of all the recipients.

“The Community Matters scheme presentations are always a great occasion and it is great to be able to offer a regular donation to different local causes in the area.”

The store is now looking for new charities to feature in the scheme over the coming months, with £1,000 up for grabs each month to be shared between three different charities.

Mr Pettit added: “The store always welcomes new applicants to the community matters scheme and we always look forward to presenting new charities for our customers to vote for.”

Any charities wishing to nominate themselves for the scheme should contact the store by calling 01344 872770.

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