Donation through shopping at Waterlooville store benefits charity

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GENEROUS shoppers have helped a charity on its way to building a state of the art respite centre.

Smile Care and Support has been given planning permission to build a centre next to Rachel Maddocks School, in Cowplain, for children who are disabled.

Waitrose in Waterlooville showed its support by donating £310 to the organisation through its Community Matters scheme.

Each month branches across the UK split a donation of £1,000 between three local good causes with customers voting for the one cause they would like to benefit from the majority of the funds.

Last month shoppers in Waterlooville pledged their support to Smile Support and Care and that cash will go towards the £3.4m needed for the respite centre project.

Stuart Baldwin, the charity’s chief executive, said: ‘It is fantastic to see local businesses support the charity. We would like to thank all of the shoppers who voted to support us.’

To donate call (023) 8061 6215 or go to