31 July 2017

Care for the Carers – a local charity supporting unpaid carers in East Sussex – has received a cheque for £573 thanks to Waitrose’s ‘Community Matters’ scheme.

Jennifer Twist, chief executive officer at Care for the Carers, was presented with the cheque by section manager personnel Matt Leppard at Waitrose in Old Town, Eastbourne last Friday (July 21).

The money was raised through the supermarket’s Community Matters scheme, with customers choosing to support Care for the Cares with their green tokens.

Jennifer Twist said, “We are absolutely thrilled that Waitrose chose to include Care for the Carers in its Community Matters scheme and that customers have raised this money for unpaid carers in Eastbourne and across the county.

“There are an estimated 11,778 unpaid carers in Eastbourne and the money raised will make a difference to the lives of carers and will be used to help us reach and support more local carers”

 Matt Leppard added: “Waitrose was delighted to help support Care for the Carers though our community Matters scheme. Each month we donate £1000 to 3 local charities which customers can then use Green Tokens to decide how much of the £1000 they will receive.”

Care for the Carers is an independent charity supporting unpaid carers in the county by providing free practical and emotional advice and support, as well as a range of services and activities.

ENDS