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Spa supermarket set to offer support to elderly at Christmas
5:00pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
A SUPERMARKET chain has launched an initiative to help support elderly, homeless and vulnerable people in the community this Christmas.
Waitrose, which has a branch in Droitwich Spa, will help provide Christmas lunch events for people who would otherwise be on their own on Christmas Day.
Waitrose is asking organisers of Christmas dinner events to get in touch with their local Waitrose shop, where they can apply for support from the retailer. The deadline for requests is November 15.
The scheme will see every Waitrose shop supporting community Christmas lunch events by offering food, money and other resources.
Waitrose community manager Tina Varns said: “Through our Community Matters initiative our shops have been able to support such incredible work going on in communities across the country over the last five years - and we've learned first-hand how vital this kind of support is at providing lifelines to vulnerable people. This new Isolation Campaign will complement the great work our shops are already doing in their local communities - and we're excited about the difference it will make to so many people."
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