Four Chatteris organisations receive a £500 cash donation
Four charities directly supporting the Chatteris community have been awarded a cash donation as part of Jack’s supermarket’s Jack’s Supports Scheme.
All four charities will receive £500 each to help fund their ongoing work within the community.
Jack’s Supermarket, on Fenland Way, part of the Tesco family, launched its Jack’s Supports scheme to donate proceeds from the sale of carrier bags to local good causes.
Usually, the four charities selected would each receive £250, and voting units would be placed in store where shoppers could nominate one charity to receive an extra donation. However, as voting in store has closed due to social distancing measures, each selected charity will instead receive an increased donation of £500 to help those whose usual fundraising efforts may have been impacted by the pandemic.
The four winning charities are: Chatteris Town Bowls Club, an outdoor lawn bowls club open to all.
Fenland Pastures CIC, an animal sanctuary that also provides equine interaction sessions to vulnerable people.
Chatteris in Bloom, a group of volunteers who work with the community and local businesses to help brighten up the town.
Little Acre Fen Pocket Park, a recently created open space that includes a number of features that will continually enhance the space for everyone to enjoy over time.
Andrew Hay, chair of Chatteris Town Bowls Club, said: “We would like to thank the Jack’s Supports Scheme for their donation, this will go towards the construction costs of an extension to the clubhouse to provide inside toilets which allow full disabled access, this is something we have been working towards over recent years.”
Peter Lonsdale, store manager, said: “The Jack’s Supports scheme has been running for a while now and it’s important to everyone at Jack’s to be able to give back to the local community who have always been so kind to us. As charity fundraising has been massively affected by the pandemic, we are delighted that we are able to offer more support to organisations than ever before.
“We strongly recommended anyone who’s considering applying for the next round to definitely get involved, we want to support as many local charities as possible, especially during such difficult times.”
To be considered for the next round of Jack’s Supports funding you can apply by visiting https://jackssupports.org.uk/.