Community Matters

We are hugely grateful to Waitrose, Salisbury, and to their customers who used their tokens to vote for Serve On in the store’s Community Matters fund-raising scheme throughout September

 Serve On Operations Manager Craig Elsdon adding a token to the Community Matters boxes at Waitrose in September

Serve On Operations Manager Craig Elsdon adding a token to the Community Matters boxes at Waitrose in September

The tokens have now been counted and Waitrose - which has a new advertising slogan, ‘For Us, It’s Personal’ - has just given us a very welcome cheque for £415.

The money reflects the hard work put in by Serve On volunteers to raise the profile of our charity and to promote the good work we do because, for us too, it’s personal and helping our communities really matters.

The good news from Waitrose comes soon after our volunteers were guests at the BCI World conference in London where the Business Continuity Institute generously made us their charity partners for the event, and there are plenty more opportunities coming up soon to help Serve On.

Black Friday is imminent and if you are planning any online shopping, don’t forget that by using any of the fund-raising sites - like www.easyfundraising.org.uk www.goraise.co.uk or www.smile.amazon.com or others - you can make sure that a percentage of what you spend goes to Serve On at no extra cost to you.

The consumer frenzy that is Black Friday will be followed next week by the altogether more altruistic Giving Tuesday, so if you’ve got any spare change left after this week, however unlikely that sounds, please don’t forget us.

 Waitrose and Serve On staff show off the generous cheque realised thanks to shoppers at the Salisbury Waitrose store who voted in the Community Matters scheme.

Waitrose and Serve On staff show off the generous cheque realised thanks to shoppers at the Salisbury Waitrose store who voted in the Community Matters scheme.