Waitrose in Guildford has announced the first three charities to receive financial support from its ‘Community Matters’ scheme.
The store, which opened at York Road last week , will donate £1,000 to Guildford charities and other good causes every month.
The first to benefit from the initiative will be Guildford Street Angels, the Chobham based Children with Specials Needs Foundation and the education charity SATRO.
At the end of their shop, customers can vote for one of the charities by placing a token in the box. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive from the £1,000 fund.
Ken Storr, branch manager at the new Waitrose , said: “Community Matters is just one of the ways in which we will be supporting the local area with £12,000 available every year for local causes all nominated by our customers.
“This month’s donation will help to provide valuable support, equipment and resources to three very worthwhile charities.”
Customers can nominate charities and causes for the scheme by completing an application form in-store.