Posted on 4th Aug 2020 by John Rosie
The National Jazz Archive was delighted to receive a donation from Waitrose and Partners for £290 on 3 August 2020. The money was raised by Waitrose at their Buckhurst Hill branch through their Community Matters scheme.
The picture shows the cheque being presented at the Buckhurst Hill store to the archive's Chair of Trustees, Paul Kaufman. Also present were volunteers Mike Rose (who took the picture) and Jackie Pam.
The Waitrose Community Matters scheme was started in 2008 and is now the longest running community initiative of its kind. Every month each store donates £1,000 between three local causes. The proportion of donations is determined by the customers, who place a green token in a box based on their preference. The more tokens a cause receives, the bigger the donation, so our thanks to every Waitrose shopper that selected us.
2020 has been a challenging year for the National Jazz Archive and all charities that rely on fundraising events. If you are thinking about donating to the archive, please visit our Support us page where you can discover the various ways you can help.