Supermarket community scheme helps raise more than £700 for local schools

Reception and year 3 children alongside community lead Julie Marish and headteacher Cheryl Boulton.

Reception and year 3 children alongside community lead Julie Marish and headteacher Cheryl Boulton. Picture: West Hill Primary School - Credit: Archant

A supermarket community scheme has helped raise more than £700 for two schools in the area.

Sidmouth C of E Primary School and West Hill Primary School were able to buy new books and contribute towards a play zone, thanks to a donation from Waitrose.

The schools received more than £700 between them as part of the Waitrose Community Matters scheme which rewards good causes as people shop.

West Hill, which was presented with a cheque for £189, spent the money on new reading books for reception and year three children, while Sidmouth received £564, which will be put towards a new ‘muddy kitchen’ play zone at the Vicarage Road site.

Waitrose Community Matters allows shoppers to place a token in one of three good cause boxes at the end of doing their shopping and the more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive.


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Every month, Waitrose donates £1,000 between the three causes and since its launch in 2008, the scheme has donated more than £30 million.

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