Sidmouth supermarket helps out children living in poverty

Tash collected a cheque on behalf of Sidmouth Primary

Tash collected a cheque on behalf of Sidmouth Primary - Credit: Waitrose Sidmouth

This summer, Sidmouth’s Waitrose store has handed over a raft of cheques to local charities and schools to help support children who are living in poverty.
 
Since May, the Waitrose and John Lewis Partnership’s theme for their Give a Little Love campaign, which supports charities and causes in the community, has been ‘preventing child poverty’.
 
The Sidmouth Waitrose branch chose six charities and two schools to benefit from their most recent round of donations. These were: Devon Young Carers, Space, Action for Children, Home-start Exeter Mid and East Devon, Sidmouth Primary School, Sidmouth College, Pete's Dragons, Project Food and Stop Abuse For Everyone. Each of the charities received a donation of £333 from Waitrose and Partners, Sidmouth.
 
The business has between May and July this year donated in excess of £1million to more than 1,000 local charities and community organisations, with the aim of helping to end child poverty across the UK for good.
 
A total of more than two million children experienced food insecurity between March and August in the UK last year and 850,000 children reported that they or their families visited a food bank.

Julie Marish handed over the donation to Katie from the charity 'Space'

Julie Marish handed over the donation to Katie from the charity 'Space' - Credit: Waitrose Sidmouth

Nicky pictured with her cheque for Devon Young Carers

Nicky pictured with her cheque for Devon Young Carers - Credit: Waitrose Sidmouth

Lucy from Action For Children, Sidmouth, collects her cheque

Lucy from Action For Children, Sidmouth, collects her cheque - Credit: Waitrose Sidmouth

Tiggy with her cheque for Project Food

Tiggy with her cheque for Project Food - Credit: Waitrose Sidmouth

Julie Marish from Waitrose in Sidmouth with Cara from Sidmouth College

Julie Marish from Waitrose in Sidmouth with Cara from Sidmouth College - Credit: Waitrose Sidmouth

Wendy picks up her cheque for Home-start Exeter Mid and East Devon

Wendy picks up her cheque for Home-start Exeter Mid and East Devon - Credit: Waitrose Sidmouth

Julie Marish from Waitrose in Sidmouth hands over a cheque to Pete's Dragons

Julie Marish from Waitrose in Sidmouth hands over a cheque to Pete's Dragons - Credit: Waitrose Sidmouth


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