March store gives dream making charity a boost

Cheque presentation at March Tesco Express

Cheque presentation at March Tesco Express - Credit: Archant

Tesco Express at March is looking for local good causes to support for their monthly fundraising.

Last month the Broad Street store raised £96 (a record) for Real Dreams charity which provides respite and short breaks for adults with learning difficulties.

The monthly fundraising has been run for almost a year having been after last summer’s March floods.

The store’s staff and customers raised money to say thank-you to the town’s fire service for its hard-work in pumping out people’s homes enabling residents to get back into their properties.

Since then they have raised cash for March Soccer School to help purchase new equipment after an arson attack on their storage shed at Westwood Junior School earlier this year, as well as local residential care homes.

Money is collected from donations of loose change given by customers at the till with the monthly local charity running alongside the Tesco charities year.

Nearly a year on and with little advertising the shop has decided to carry on with monthly charity, thanks to feedback from customers who said they liked the community feel the collection gave the store. From next month they would love to hear from local charities and groups by way of a letter who would like to be considered for upcoming monthly collections.