Further to our story on Megan Tyler from Morrisons in Crowborough.
Megan has been doing some great community work; Foodbank Pick Up Packs. “We have been running this initiative since approximately September time” Megan told us.
It is very simple in that Megan as the Community Champion makes up a cage of bags that can be found at the entrance of the store. Each of these bags contain items that are needed by the foodbank – they send a new weekly wish list of items every Monday. The bags are varied in price from the lowest bags being between £2-£3 and the highest ones reaching £10 but are often between £5-£8.
The store is now proudly supporting both Crowborough Foodbank and Rusthall Community larder with the donations – just from the bags they get around £500 worth of donations a week.
The team also run a scheme that works to support those affected by period poverty. The project is called ‘Ask For Sandy’. This means that any customer, male or female, of any age, are able to come to the kiosk/customer service desk and ask for a package Sandy left for them.
Store colleagues will then hand over a discreet brown envelope that contains sanitary protection items. The important part here is the project runs a very strict no questions asked policy, this allows customers to ask for a brown envelope as many times as they like, we also do not discriminate on age or gender.
All of the Crowborough Community Champions are very passionate about carrying out Random Acts of Kindness.
On Fathers Day Megan was stood at the entrance of the shop handing out free chocolate bars for dads, mothers who play the role of both mum and dad, as well as grandparents. Another example of this is the team made up a hamper and goody bag for the parents and older siblings in a family who’s youngest child of 18 months is currently in hospital with a serious genetic condition that rocked their family out of the blue.
Megan told us: “Something I have planned for the future is to ensure that Morrisons Crowborough becomes a Dementia Aware store. I have been invited to take part in a Dementia training course, along with any colleagues who wish to also join, by the fabulous ladies at Rotherfield St Martins who actively work with and support Dementia Friends”.
If you want to know more or help the Community Champions head over to their Facebook Page.