MAKING A DIFFERENCE LOCALLY
Name your local good cause for a chance to win £500!
Could your organisation or charity do with £500 to spend? Maybe you are fund-raising for sporting equipment, an educational visit, or perhaps you need help with nursing sick hedgehogs?
We are asking people to come forward and nominate their favourite good cause. The store is already supporting Future Roots. Our new initiative will extend Dike’s support to four extra good causes each year, with quarterly payouts of £500 for those achieving the most votes.
HOW TO APPLY: Nominations need to be made in writing to store manager Adam Vincent, either by post or can be handed into the shop any time from Friday 3rd June onwards. Please include a brief description of what the charity/organisation/individual does and how the £500 would benefit them, as well as contact details including telephone number and address. The closing date for entries is Wednesday 29th June.
HOW TO HELP WITH THE FUND-RAISING: More than 50 of our suppliers have signed up to the Making a Difference Locally charity, which keeps a running total of what our customers have saved into the kitty for our chosen local good cause. These suppliers will donate anything from 2 pence to 15 pence for every packet sold of, say, dried pasta or cereal. Products supporting the MADL campaign are marked with a purple smiley house symbol, so watch out for them around the store.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: On Monday 4th July we will pick three local good causes from the nominations. These will be displayed in-store and be put up on the website where you can vote for your favourite online. On the 30th September the good cause with the most votes will win £500 – and three new candidates will be chosen for the next online vote.
This way, four local good causes a year will benefit from extra cash, something much needed in the current climate.