Dorchester Business Experts Embrace Give And Gain Day

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Published at 2:43pm 15th May 2015.

Senior business men and women from across Dorchester have been getting involved in Waitrose Give and Gain Day.

Senior business men and women from across Dorchester have been getting involved in Waitrose Give and Gain Day.

Leaders of the Town Council, Chamber, West Dorset District Council and local businesses linked up with voluntary bodies including Age UK & Dorset Volunteer Centre.

They discussed engaging employees in volunteering work.

Waitrose also confirmed its Food Bank Collection has recently reached a milestone

In the six weeks, after it's launch in December, a metric tonne of food and other essentials was donated to Weymouth Baptist Church Food Bank, courtesy of the branch's generous customers.

'The response has been absolutely fantastic,' said Melanie Roberts, Partner Co ordination Manager for the branch.

'We have one customer who, with assistance from a Partner, regularly buys a trolley load of items and donates it all to the Food Bank. We want to say a sincere 'Thank you' to all the customers for all their donations.

Volunteers from the church collect the donations twice a week for distribution to those in need. 'We are just shy of achieving two metric tonnes of donations, and we look forward to continuing to offer this facility which enables our customers to support a worthy cause' said Mel.