Boost for Marlborough Community Youth Project from Waitrose
Marlborough's Community Youth Project received a big boost today (4 April) thanks to the Waitrose Community Matters green token scheme.
Of the £1,000 available to be spread across three causes every month, the Community Youth Project received £528 - well over half of all the green tokens placed in the big perspex boxes showing how important the Youth Projet is to Waitrose Marlborough shoppers.
"Many thanks to Waitrose and all their customers" declared Lisa Farrell, the Town Councillor who has provided much of the energy behind getting the much-needed youth centre going again. "This will keep the project open for another five months. Without this cheque we would have probably had to close, quite soon, so thank you Waitrose and all the shoppers who placed their green tokens in the Youth Project basket".
"The Youth Project gives Marlborough's young something to do" she added. "It gives them involvement and activity, and many, particularly the older ones go on to become involved in the Town's Youth Council".
"We've a Fun Day organised in August, on the Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend (28 August) and it will be held on the Rec adjacent to the Youth Centre." explained Lisa, "and we hope that lots of people, young and old will turn up".
The Community Matters programme helps keep each branch of Waitrose in touch with their area, enabling Waitrose customers to decide which of the three causes each month is, in their eyes, most deserving. "It's great to be appreciated for all the work we put in to Community Matters" added Janice Kingstone, the Waitrose Marlborough Community Champion.