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SPAR Tenbury Wells Supports Worcestershire Homeless Appeal

October 19, 2017

Blakemore Retail SPAR Tenbury Wells has supported the Worcestershire Homeless Appeal by collecting and donating over 350 bottles of water from local residents.

Due to a water supply issue earlier this month, Severn Trent distributed thousands of bottles of courtesy water to residents in the Tenbury Wells area. After the issue was fixed and the water declared safe, many households were left with excess bottles.

Store Supervisor Jane Edwards and Store Manager Dave Powell saw an opportunity to support the Worcestershire Homeless Appeal by asking residents to donate their unused bottles of water.

Dave put a poster up in store and used social media to request that all the spare bottles of water be donated to the store so they could be passed on to the homeless appeal.

Over a delivery cage of bottled water was donated and successfully transported to a local homeless shelter by volunteer Val McMillan from the appeal.

Dave commented: “We have been overwhelmed by the support of the local residents for the Worcestershire Homeless Appeal.

“We advertised that we were collecting spare bottles of water, but had no idea we would get such a response. The people of Tenbury Wells really came up trumps with an estimated 350 bottles donated to the good cause.”

Community Affairs Officer Kate Senter added: “This is a great example of SPAR store colleagues working with the local community to support a worthwhile appeal.

“Well done to Jane and Dave for recognising a great opportunity to help those less fortunate.”

 

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Volunteer Val McMillan and SPAR Food to Go Manager Alex Slater load up the car with over 350 bottles of water

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