Waitrose Pontprennau Velindre

Supermarket donates £333 to Velindre Cancer Centre

Customers raised money through Waitrose  green token scheme

A SUPERMARKET in Pontprennau has donated £333 to Velindre, a specialist cancer treatment centre in Whitchurch.

Velindre Cancer Centre in Whitchurch

The money was raised through Waitrose’s green token scheme, where customers are given a green token at the checkout to place in one of three boxes each allocated to a different cause.  

The store’s community lead, Julie Bodenham, said: “Thank you to all the customers who voted in store for each of our worthy local causes, we’re thrilled so many people get involved.

(Image: Velindre Cancer Centre)

“We’re delighted to be supporting Velindre and other organisations that look after our communities.

“The green token scheme has raised over £35 million for causes across the UK. We’re really pleased to be making a difference.”

The disabilities charity Sense and the Welsh Air Ambulance Charity will also receive donations through the scheme.

Charitable causes can contact their Waitrose branch directly to apply to be a potential recipient of the donation. The company’s partners will then vote on which causes to put to the public. 

Both UK-registered national charities and local not-for-profit causes like school equipment upgrades, social care centres and local charities are eligible. 

In a post on Velindre Fundraising’s Twitter page, the charity said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Waitrose in Pontprennau for raising £333 for Velindre through their green token scheme. 

“Thank you to everyone who chose to use their green token to support Velindre, we are extremely thankful.”