Vital charity gets festive boost thanks to store

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SHOPPERS in Havant have given an early Christmas present to a charity that helps terminally-ill people.

A cheque of £480 was presented at Waitrose to staff from TLC, a charity based in Bordon, near Petersfield, and covers a 25-mile radius in Hampshire and West Sussex.

Volunteers bring a bit of tender loving care to people in need, such as providing a massage, take the dog for a walk or doing the grocery shopping.

Customers at the North Street supermarket helped by placing green tokens in special bins every time they left the checkouts.

Each bin is dedicated to a charity and TLC did handsomely as the hundreds of green tokens were converted to cash.

Alan Randall-Coles, charity service manager, said: ‘This will help to provide services to people in and around the Havant area.

‘It will make a real difference, particularly for providing the complementary therapies because we have to buy all the equipment.’