Waitrose Tokens – Thank you Dorking

The little Green Tokens poured into the collection box in Dorking during August.

The Waitrose Community Matters ‘Green Token Project’ at their Dorking Branch, for which RBKA was one of the three potential beneficiaries during August to share a £1000 donation; has yielded Reigate Beekeepers a very welcome total of …


We did not have to wait very long to receive the actual donation from Waitrose. Deputy Manger, Stephen Young and Community Matters representative Ellen Mason from the Dorking store, visited our Beekeeping and Honey Show (see the show report here) in Dorking on the 20th October to present our Chairman with the cheque.

This tremendous donation will be put to good use in furthering the development and delivery of our beekeeping learning and training facilities; serving the districts of both Mole Valley and Reigate & Banstead.


Our thanks go to Waitrose, their customers and all the fine folk of Dorking.

RBKA was included as one of the three local Charities to benefit from the Waitrose Community Matters ‘Green Token Project’ at their Dorking Branch during August this year.

Each month every Waitrose branch donates £1,000 between 3 local good causes that customers choose. Throughout August, our members & their friends, and public followers & visitors to our website are all encouraged to buy at least some of their weekly needs from the Dorking branch.

Shoppers receive a token to place in a box near the lift to the carpark for the good cause you’d most like to support … ie Reigate Beekeepers of course. The more tokens RBKA got, the bigger the proportion of that £1000 donation we received.

Many thanks for your support.

By placing a token in the Community Matters box at your local branch you’re helping your community. Since its launch in 2008, the scheme has donated £14 million to local charities chosen by customers.