SHOPPERS at Jack's supermarket in Middlewich have chosen to support St Luke's as the community's worthiest cause.

Customers at the discount store voted to donate money raised from the sale of carrier bags to the hospice.

Jack’s supermarket, part of the Tesco family, launched its Jack’s Supports scheme to donate proceeds from the sale of carrier bags to local good causes voted for by its customers.

For the past three months shoppers have been voting for four worthy causes including Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust, Middlewich Town FC Under 10s, Sandbach Gymnastics Foundation and St Luke’s.

The hospice secured the donation after gaining 44 per cent of the votes.

All four charities received £250 for taking part,and St Luke’s was given an additional £500 following the round of voting.

Angela Slack, community partnerships manager for St Luke’s Hospice, said: “Our garden and our much-loved fountain is a focal point at the hospice. For many patients and visitors it can offer an area of tranquillity, peace and time for reflection.

"We are so grateful for this grant which will enable us to buy pots and plants to enhance our garden for the benefit of patients, their loved ones and all visitors to St Luke’s.”

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To continue with the initiative, voting is now open in store for four new charities, who are each eligible for Jack’s Supports funding.

Central Cheshire Buddy Scheme supports children and young people with disabilities through activities and clubs

The Joshua Tree supports families affected by childhood cancers

Middlewich Town FC Under 8s is a football team who have only started this season and are looking for funding to help supply new kit and equipment.

South Cheshire Pensioners Association promotes and protects the interests of older people in South Cheshire

Each participant has been given a £250 donation and the charity with the most votes at the end of February will receive an extra £500.

To vote for the charity you think deserves the funding visit the Jack’s supermarket on Off Wheelock Street and select your favourite using the Jack’s Supports podium at the front of the store.

Darren Preston, Jack’s Middlewich store manager, said: “We launched Jack’s Supports to give something back to the local communities that have supported us since our launch.

"Each of the charities involved in the scheme do fantastic work in the local area, and we’re delighted that we are in a position to be able to offer our support.”

To be considered for the next round of Jack’s Supports funding you can apply by visiting