November 10, 2017
MORE THAN TOKEN SUPPORT FROM WAITROSE!
Every month, every Waitrose store throughout the UK donates £1000 to support local charities and since 2008, £14 million has benefited local causes nominated by Waitrose customers. Through their Community Matters scheme, customers nominate three local good causes each month to benefit from a share of the £1000 available. Recently, three charities devoted to supporting and inspiring young people benefited from their share of the £1000 donated by the Teignmouth branch of Waitrose.
The three charities benefiting from the Teignmouth donation were:
AIMS – which brings families of children with special needs together to provide support and friendship
Daisi – which creates and promotes inspiring artistic and cultural experiences for young people
The Helen Foundation
Speaking on behalf of the three charities, Roger Kirk, Chair of The Helen Foundation, said:
“We are all hugely grateful to Waitrose for this terrific community support scheme and also thank its customers for nominating the charities, then supporting them by generously donating their ‘green money’ tokens. All three charities will ensure the donations from Waitrose are put to really good use.
HALLOWE’EN QUIZ NIGHT
Teignmouth Mayor and Mayoress, Paul and Nicky Burgess, continue to come up with brilliant fund-raising ideas for the Mayor’s charities this year which include THF and the Alice Cross Centre, Teignmouth.
This event was a pub-style Hallowe’en-themed quiz expertly run by Peter Williams. Here’s the THF team, from left to right: Annie Kirk, Sarah Merritt, Roger Kirk, Nicky Cruickshank, Sarah Marshall-Maun and Matt Marshall-Maun.
And we won!