Chopsticks charity’s funds boost in store

Chopstick charity members and Tesco staff at the cheque presentation.
Chopstick charity members and Tesco staff at the cheque presentation.

The Tesco store in Northallerton has provided a major boost to a local charity thanks to a donation of £500.

Representatives from the Chopsticks charity visited the store on East Road to meet the team.

During the visit staff at the Tesco store presented them with the cheque.

Chopsticks, which is based in a purpose-built workshop and resource centre in Northallerton, provides work based activities for adults with a learning disability and/or physical disability.

It helps people to move into paid or supported employment through the provision of work experience.

It also provides services to older people and the disabled, helping them to retain independence and to remain in their own homes.

Store manager Faye Stevenson said: “Chopsticks does great work to help the growing numbers of adults with disabilities in Northallerton and the surrounding area and we are delighted to be able to help out.”

The £500 donation will be used towards its Development Fund Appeal – which is raising money for essential workshop equipment and for new equipment for the learning centre.

Phil Bramhall, Chopsticks administrator and development officer said: “We are very grateful for this donation from Tesco’s which is a massive boost to our development appeal.

“In recognition of both the donation and the stores on-going support for us, Chopsticks has enrolled the Northallerton Store into the Friends of Chopsticks membership scheme making it a Corporate Friend of Chopsticks.”