Waitrose donates to community bus appeal

Waverley hoppa Community Transport has thanked Waitrose and its shoppers for choosing to support the Farnham hoppa bus appeal with a cheque for £400.

Waitrose’s donation brings the popular community bus service ever closer to its target of £30,000, which is what is needed to buy a new bus for Farnham.

Steve Forward, hoppa’s General Manager says: “From all of us at hoppa, I would like to say a big thank you to the Waitrose customers who voted for us and to Waitrose for the donation. Waitrose is a popular drop-off point for many of our customers so I’m not surprised – but nonetheless delighted – that lots of shoppers voted for us!”

Waitrose spokesperson, Lin Easton says: “It’s one of my great privileges as a Waitrose partner to present local good causes with a donation from our Community Matters programme. It’s clear that many of our customers greatly value the service provided to the community by hoppa.”

Waitrose shoppers are given a token at the end of their shop by which to cast their vote for their preferred local good cause. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive. Each month, every Waitrose branch donates £1,000 between three local good causes.

Waverley hoppa has already raised nearly £19,000 of the £30,000 it needs to purchase the new bus which, it says, is vital to its commitment to provide a reliable and comfortable service to its passengers, many of whom can no longer drive or do not have access to a car.

To donate to the bus appeal, visit www.hoppa.org.uk.