We were so delighted to be chosen for a £500 donation thanks to Chatteris shoppers!

Four local good causes have been given a cash boost thanks to Chatteris shoppers at the town's Jack's supermarket. Ramsey and District Day Centre, Ramsey Neighbourhoods Trust, Royal National Lifeboat Institution and STARS Children’s Bereavement Support Services are set to receive a donation as a thank you for their help with the Covid-19 relief efforts.

Charities directly supporting the Chatteris community have been invited to apply to the Jack’s Supports Scheme to receive some well-deserved funding. All four charities will receive £500 each to help fund their incredible organisation.

Anne Streather, service manager at STARS, said: “On behalf of all at STARS, I want to say a real thank you to the Jack’s Supports Programme for the kind and generous award to transform the life of a bereaved child or young person, living and attending school in Chatteris. With the help of their STARS counsellor, a grieving child can tell their story, explore how they are feeling and create memories, enabling them to re-engage with family, friends and school and move on with their life. We cannot thank Jack’s Support enough for their generosity.”

Peter Lonsdale, store manager, said: “We launched Jack’s Supports to give something back to the local communities that have supported us since our launch. Each of the charities involved in the scheme do fantastic work in the local area, and we’re delighted that we are in a position to be able to offer our support.”

Jack’s supermarket, part of the Tesco family, launched its Jack’s Supports scheme to donate proceeds from the sale of carrier bags to local good causes voted for by its customers.

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