Dec 18 2012 by Our Correspondent, Formby Times
Southport MP Dr John Pugh and Waitrose Formby branch manager, Richard Danby, presented a cheque for over £500 to Queenscourt Hospice.
The presentation took place at Waitrose Formby after the branch chose the charity as part of its monthly Community Matters scheme.
Community Matters is the ‘green token’ scheme that helps Waitrose Partners and their customers support their local community. Branches donate £1,000 per month, which is divided proportionally between three nominated local organisations, according to the number of green tokens customers vote with.
The Queenscourt Hospice was nominated as a charity for Community Matters by Dr Pugh earlier in the year at the Waitrose Parliamentary Reception. The hospice relies on donations to provide specialist palliative care for patients and support for them and their families. Waitrose branch manager Richard Danby said: “It is fantastic to be able to support the local community through Community Matters and we were delighted to have MP Dr Pugh here to present the cheque to the Queenscourt Hospice, the charity that he nominated at our parliamentary reception. The hospice is an extremely worthwhile local cause and we know that all donations are incredibly valuable to them.”