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Lucy Williams Waitrose, Laura Miles, Glamorgan Training & Promotions Committee Chairman, Gwyneth Thomas, Glamorgan YFC County Organiser, Beth John, Glamorgan YFC County Chairman

Glamorgan YFC recently received £17,609.12 from Waitrose as part of their ‘Community Matters’ scheme.

Shoppers at the Cowbridge supermarket helped raise a staggering amount of money for Glamorgan YFC, just by putting a token in a box. At the checkout members of the public receive a token, which they then place in the box of the good cause they’d most like to support. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive. Glamorgan YFC were fortunate enough to be excepted as a Community Matters charity last year. Each Welsh store then recommends two of the charities that have taken part in this scheme to go forward and represent their store. Each charity is then put forward to a committee on a case by case basis. The committee then choose two charities out of all the ones nominated by all their Welsh branches. The money is made up from all the Waitrose carrier bag sales throughout Wales and divided into two.

The cheque presentation recently took place with members from Glamorgan YFC and representatives from the Cowbridge store present. Speaking on behalf of Glamorgan YFC, Beth John, the Federation’s Chairman, said: “It was a wonderful surprise to receive the call informing us that Glamorgan had been selected, as one of two charities, to receive the plastic bag fund. These much needed funds will be put to good use in the County, helping us to go from strength to strength. This money will ensure that we can continue to offer our members as diversified a programme as possible; providing them the opportunities to develop whilst having fun along the way. We are currently celebrating our 75th year. This donation has certainly put a cherry on the top of our anniversary cake!”

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