Customers vote to fund Buxton Festival

Dan Hopkinson of Waitrose Buxton presents a cheque to Buxton festival
Dan Hopkinson of Waitrose Buxton presents a cheque to Buxton festival

Customers at a supermarket have helped towards the funding of Buxton Festival.

Waitrose Buxton manager Dan Hopkinson presented a cheque for £263 to the festival.

The funding was given via the Community Matters scheme whereby shoppers vote for the charities they believe should receive help.

Claire Barlow, of Buxton Festival Outreach programme, said: “The money helped us to involve 2,500 local children in free creative arts projects in 2013.”