Your tokens help Stamford Gilbert and Sullivan Players to Waitrose cash

From left, cast member Rachel Parsisson, Waitrose marketing co-ordinator Kelham Cooke, chairman Ian Ferguson and cast member Jonathan Chiappini
From left, cast member Rachel Parsisson, Waitrose marketing co-ordinator Kelham Cooke, chairman Ian Ferguson and cast member Jonathan Chiappini

A DRAMA company has been given a boost with a cheque for £195.

Stamford Gilbert and Sullivan Players received the money from Waitrose in West Street, Stamford, after being put forward for one of its three charities in June.

During the month, customers receive a token when they shop and must drop the token in the box of the charity they would like to see benefit.

Treasurer of the players Rachel Parsisson and chairman Ian Ferguson received the money from Waitrose marketing coordinator Kelham Cooke on Tuesday.

Rachel said: “It was a big help to us because we have a lot of costs. We were thrilled to get the money.”

Other charities to benefit that month were the Lord Burghley Almshouses, which received £575, and St Mary and St John Primary School in North Luffenham, which got £230.