Invitation to Englefield
Our Reading branch played it’s part in helping to raise £70,000 for charity, by sponsoring a gardens’ celebrity lunch.
The store was asked to help sponsor the three-day event, held at stately home Englefield House, to raise money for a Motor NeuroneDisease charity and the Dutchess of Kent Trust, which looks after terminally ill children.
Branch Manager Bob Matthews explained: “I was asked by Lady Benyon, who resides at Englefield House, to sponsor the event.
I approached the Waitrose Charities Committee to gain sponsorship and was able to use the money to provide food for lunch, from our By Invitation range and other branch produce”.
Taken from Chronicle: Volume 61, 1st June 2002