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MetiNews.Com - Tesco Extra and Summerhill Community Centre have launched a voucher scheme to help provide emergency support
Breaking News ! A Dumfries supermarket and neighbouring community centre have joined forces to help residents in need. Community champion Anne Croucher, of the Tesco Extra at Cuckoo Bridge, has set up a voucher scheme in store which is helping the work of volunteers who are going above and beyond to keep people going through the pandemic. Anne told the Standard she wanted to help the lifeline work and came up with the idea of a voucher scheme which staff and customers can easily join in by donating as little as £1 – which can make a huge difference. She said: “It is a new way of directly supporting our most vulnerable in our community with a donation of a gift card to provide emergency support for food, essential household and personal items and this has so far been a good success. Read More Related Articles Dumfries councillor hits out at "mindless" graffiti attack on Nithsdale Amateur Rowing Club’s boathouse “We are working in partnership with Summerhill Community Centre whose volunteers have been distributing over 60 family food boxes each week as a little helping hand since March last year. They are just amazing. “They also provide more than 50 meals of homemade soup for senior citizens each week and have been making more than 300 soups weekly for the First Base Agency foodbank since March and also put the soup in the food parcels. “In such times we are seeing many people being furloughed with less income, redundancies and changing circumstances that leave people in need of a wee helping hand and that’s what we are all giving. Youngster Theia, donated her £3.50 pocket money.
. “There is the option to leave a well wishing note too to show you care. “I work with Summerhill Community Centre’s coordinator, Anne Marie Coulter, and the family/ individual in need to provide direct support and funds to choose their own food or essential items. “Tesco customers have been amazing and the people receiving this support are very grateful.”
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Anne said that anyone can join in by coming in to the store and putting cash on a voucher. She said they have recently been inspired by a selfless Dumfries youngster, Theia, who came into the store to collect a prize she had won in a competition and, after spotting the information board about the Every Little Helps voucher appeal, promptly bought a gift card with her £3.50 pocket money. Anne said: “Everyone in the store was touched by her generosity and wanting to help people in need. It was a lovely thing to do and she is one special little girl.”
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