Hoppa, the popular community transport service, has thanked Godalming Waitrose and the supermarket’s customers for a donation of £430. Sarah Collins, Partner Co-Ordination Manager at Waitrose Godalming presented hoppa with the cheque on 7 February after shoppers voted Waverley hoppa Community Transport as one of their favourite local charities.
At the presentation, Steve Forward, General Manager of hoppa said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to Waitrose on behalf of hoppa and our Godalming customers, many of whom rely on us to help keep them independent, taking them shopping, to medical appointments and to visit friends. We’re grateful to the many Waitrose customers who picked hoppa as their favourite local good cause. We will use the donation to support our Godalming service.”
The bus company was one of three local charities featured by Waitrose in its December Community Matters initiative. As part of the scheme, Waitrose chooses three local good causes each month. Customers are offered a token after their shop, which they use to vote for their favourite charity. At the end of each month, Waitrose donates a share of £1,000 to each of the organisations based on the proportion of votes each one received. Hoppa is delighted to receive such a large share of the total pot of money.
Hoppa is a not-for-profit community transport company that operates all over Waverley. It is a lifeline for hundreds of customers, many of whom are older, disabled or living in rural areas. It provides door-to-door and scheduled services, all of which are wheelchair accessible.