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Meadows School accept cash donation from Waitrose in Leek

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: July 28, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

Staff and students from Meadows Special School in Leek with Susan Booth, partner personnel manager at Waitrose, on the right.

Staff and students from Meadows Special School in Leek with Susan Booth, partner personnel manager at Waitrose, on the right.

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A special school has received a cash boost thanks to supermarket customers .

The donation of £302 has been made to the Meadows School in Leek by staff at the Waitrose store in Buxton Road.

It was made possible through the food store's Community Matters Initiative, which will see it donate a total of £12,000 in its first year of trading to local charities and organisations.

Customers are asked to nominate three charities a month, which will get a share of £1,000.

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This month's organisations included Horton Lodge Community Special School and Pat Wood's Home For Strays, as well as Meadows Special School.

Susan Booth, partner personnel manager said: "Each customer gets a green token after making their purchases, and they can then put the token into the box allocated for their chosen charity.

"At the end of the month, we then see how many tokens each of the charities have and then work out their percentage."

Through the 'Community Matters' initiative, partners at Waitrose are also encouraged to take part in the 'Partner Volunteering Scheme which matches the partners with good causes that can use their skills.

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