Strong Waitrose support for the town shown as two cheques are presented at the Full Town Council meeting
At last night's (Monday 21 January) Town Council meeting Marlborough Waitrose Manager, Ian Burdekin and Community Champion, Lisa Wakeham each presented cheques to Marlborough Mayor Lisa Farrell.
The first cheque, for £342, presented by Ian Burdekin was raised for the Marlborough Christmas Lights appeal as part of the Waitrose 'Community Matters' green token scheme, where shoppers place tokens in the box of their choice, with £1,000 being divided up between three good causes every month in the proportion iof tokens in each of the three boxes.
The second cheque, presented by Lisa Wakeham was for £250 to go to the Mayor's Charities.
Mayor Lisa thanked Waitrose for their support adding: “We are very grateful for everything that Waitrose does to support Marlborough. The Community Matters Green Token Scheme is such a good initiative. It’s one that invites people to choose which local charities, good causes, events and activities that they would like to support. I, personally, am delighted at how it has helped my mayoral charities as well as the Marlborough Community Youth Project. Many thanks to Waitrose and all those who gave us those green discs.”