Donating Easter Eggs in High Wycombe to Charity
Published 22 May 2019
Local shoppers, members and colleagues at The Midcounties Co-operative Food store in Downley donated more than 100 Easter Eggs to vulnerable families in High Wycombe this Easter.
Colleagues at the store collected the chocolate gifts for two local women’s refuges, A2Dominion Domestic Abuse Service and Wycombe Women’s Aid, to distribute to women and young children in the area. They also helped to provide a selection of other gifts, including arts and crafts materials.
The Society has reached out to the refuges on numerous occasions throughout the past three years, including a Christmas collection for A2Dominion, which saw customers and colleagues donate over 90 toys. The efforts have been led by Sarah Powell, Store Manager at The Midcounties Co-operative Food store in Downley, who herself was supported by a local women’s refuge and is keen to give something back.
Becci Seaborne, Service Manager at a2Dominion, said: “We work with a large number of people affected by domestic abuse, helping them to move forward with their lives."
“We have been really touched by the support and generosity of the local community, and their efforts have helped to put smiles on the faces of lots of our families this Easter.”
Simon Hartland, Regional Communities Ambassador for High Wycombe and Thame at The Midcounties Co-operative, said: “A2Dominion and Wycombe Women’s Aid do fantastic work in the local community, helping some of the most vulnerable people to get the help they need to turn their lives around.
“We did not hesitate to lend our support to the charities and are pleased we have been able to make such a difference with the help of our customers. We look forward to continuing to work closely with them in the future.”
The donations form part of the Society’s Regional Communities strategy, which sees members and colleagues come together to provide impactful and sustainable support for local community groups through volunteering and fundraising initiatives.