March has been a difficult time for many, but we have some good news to share with you. Earlier this month, Waitrose staff proudly presented Children Today with a cheque of almost £300.
The money was collected throughout January at the Chester Waitrose store as shoppers received a green Community Matters token at checkout. The fundraising efforts were part of the store’s Waitrose & Partners Community Matters scheme.
Staff at the Chester city centre store proudly presented Children Today with a cheque of £292 on Wednesday 11th March.
With three charities to choose from, the people of Chester then dropped it into the box of their choice in store – each token contributing towards a donation.
Tracy Crump, who’s the store’s Partner and Community Matters Champion, said: “We’re delighted to have raised so much for Children Today. The support of the Chester community continues to be fantastic for our Community Matters scheme, which helps us to carry on supporting more worthy local causes every month.”
Emma Prescott, Head of Communications for Children Today adds: “As our charity receives no funding from the Government or NHS, we are totally reliant on donations from individuals and businesses to keep making a difference to the lives of children and young people in need.
“With the current climate it has never been more important for us to receive support like this so we can continue to help those families who rely on our support. We’re very grateful to Waitrose for their support and to the generosity of their shoppers in voting for Children Today.”
If you would like to support our charity please donate here or by calling 01244 335622. Thank you for your support.