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Supermarket ups size of community grants

Local community groups are in line to get more than they may have bargained for from Raglan’s new SuperValue supermarket.

The store kicked off with a $200 grant each month to a deserving group about town but it’s now more than doubled that amount to $500, says staff spokesman Wayne Morris.
Wayne says the move is aimed specifically at fostering a greater sense of community spirit.

Each application — which must be from trusts or groups rather than individuals, points out Wayne — will be viewed on its own merits. Funds will be available to the lucky group the month after they’ve been applied for.

Application forms are available from both SuperValue and the Raglan Chronicle office, and need to be in by the 25th of each month. A local selection panel will decide on the successful applicant each month.

SuperValue staff are also supporting the worldwide Movember movement this month, adds Wayne, in which “those that can” will grow a mo or moustache to raise funds and awareness for men’s health. And he challenges other local businesses to do likewise.

Edith Symes

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