Otterton get IT boost from supermarket donation

PUBLISHED: 06:30 21 October 2017

Julie Marish, community matters champion for Sidmouth Waitrose, visited Otterton Primary School to present a donation cheque. Picture: Emma Cooling

Julie Marish, community matters champion for Sidmouth Waitrose, visited Otterton Primary School to present a donation cheque. Picture: Emma Cooling

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Julie Marish, Waitrose community matters champion, has presented a cheque for £128 to Otterton Primary School

A BID to fund new laptops and install interactive classroom IT equipment at Otterton Church of England Primary School received a boost this week thanks to Waitrose.

The school, which was praised by Ofsted earlier this year, is partnered with Drakes, East Budleigh to form the Raleigh Federation and is fundraising to carry out an IT overhaul across both schools.

The FIT (Federation IT) appeal launched in the summer and Julie Marish, community matters champion from Sidmouth’s waitrose branch, visited to present £218 donated after customers voted for the cause using the store’s green token scheme.

The Waitrose green token scheme is part of supermarket’s Community Matters scheme.

Under the project, shoppers are given a token to put towards a good cause of their choice. At the end of each month, the supermarket donates £1,000 between the three causes chosen by customers.

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