FOUR charities supporting the Middlewich community have received a cash boost.

Jack's supermarket has donated £500 from their sale of carrier bags to each organisation.

Good causes usually receive £250 from the store and customers nominate one charity to receive an extra donation.

This year, Jack's decided to double the gifts to charities whose fundraising efforts have been impacted by the pandemic.

Middlewich High School Community Choir, Middlewich Town under 8s, Darnhall Primary School and Run Middlewich were delighted to receive the funding.

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Middlewich Town Under 8s management team said: “It’s been a very challenging year for everyone.

"For Jack’s stores to be able to make such donations is just incredible and their willingness to help local organisations and charities such as ours is fantastic. We are very grateful.

"Grassroots football teams cost a lot of money to set up and due to the pandemic we have been unable to do any fundraising, so this money will go a long way in helping us provide local children with good equipment."

Jules Barker, musical director of Middlewich High School Community Choir, said: "Our choir is an enthusiastic adult choir and has been performing since 2013.

Middlewich High School Community Choir

Middlewich High School Community Choir

Middlewich High School Community Choir

"Membership has always been free, raising funds from our annual summer concert to pay for expenses.

"We are extremely grateful for the gift of £500 from Jack’s which will enable us to pay for our annual insurance, as well as new music for next season, as and when we are able to return."

Winsford Guardian: Darnhall Primary School pupil Roni Fisher making a pizza

The funding has helped Winsford children learn how to cook.

Sarah Tomlinson, headteacher of Darnhall Primary School, said: “Thanks to Jacks for their financial donation towards providing families with food hampers, craft packs, online cookery lessons and virtual fitness classes."

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Darnhall Primary School pupil Lewis Richardson making a chicken curry

Darren Preston, store manager of Jack’s Middlewich, said: “Jack’s Supports scheme has been running for a while and it’s important that we are able to give back to the local community who have always been so kind to us.

"As charity fundraising has been massively affected by the pandemic,we are delighted that we are able to offer more support to organisations than ever before.

“We strongly recommended anyone who is considering applying for the next round to get involved. We want to support as many local charities as possible, especially during such difficult times.”

To apply for the next round of funding visit jackssupports.org.uk/