Saffron Walden Waitrose donates to its charity of the year the Injured Soldiers Fund

TROOPS at Carver Barracks accepted a donation of nearly �4,000 for the Injured Soldiers Fund from staff at Waitrose in Saffron Walden last week.

The cause had been chosen as the store’s charity of the year.

On hand to present the cheque for �3,932 was branch manager Malcolm Domb and fellow employees Jonathan Goodwin, Richard Tekell and Mel Maycock.

Lt Col Christopher Barrett, commander of the Wimbish Station Support Unit, accepted the donation alongside fellow soldiers at Carver Barracks. Mr Domb thanked the troops “for all that they do” and said he hoped the donation showed the appreciation that everyone had for their service.

A number of fundraising initiatives organised by members of staff at the store included bingo nights, a quiz, leg waxing and a sponsored weight loss. The Hadstock Silver Band also contributed half the total after playing outside the store at Christmas, while donations to the cause were also made by customers.