Waitrose shoppers help bag £550 for Sidmouth Voluntary Services

PUBLISHED: 16:10 07 March 2017

Sidmouth Voluntary Services recieves £550 donation from Waitrose Community Matters

Pictured from the left:  Hazel Apps, Kay Drodge, Tony Drodge, Francis Newth and Julie Marish (with dining club members in the background)

Sidmouth Voluntary Services recieves £550 donation from Waitrose Community Matters Pictured from the left: Hazel Apps, Kay Drodge, Tony Drodge, Francis Newth and Julie Marish (with dining club members in the background)

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‘Donation is a great help in enabling charity to continue its valuable work’

Shoppers have helped bag an additional £550 of funding for Sidmouth Voluntary Services (SVS).

The charity provides assistance and support to over-60s and disabled people in the town and is entirely reliant on its own fundraising efforts - so the boost will be a big help in its work.

Waitrose Community Matters selected SVS from nominations as one of its chosen causes for December and the store’s Julie Marish recently presented a cheque to the charity at its Twyford House base.

Speaking on behalf of SVS, Kay Drodge said: “We are a charity that gets no money other than our own efforts in raising funds – these we need to run our lunch club and the minibuses that we use for shopping trips and other outings for our members. The Waitrose donation will be a great help towards this.”

The SVS serves coffee from 11.30am Monday to Friday, followed by lunches for a reasonable price and offers a minibus shuttle service if required, as well as regular shopping trips and a medical car if needed.

Anyone interested in booking a lunch can call 01395 515063 or, for one of the transport services, ring 01395 512221.

Kay added that volunteer drivers are always needed to help continue the valuable service and appealed for possible recruits to get in touch.


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