Giving back to our Community Stars

13th October 2022

We're excited to announce the five Community Stars that will share our £2,000 community fund for the third quarter of 2022

After two months of voting and over 2,600 votes, we're finally ready to announce the 5 local not-for-profits who will be receiving a share of £2,000 from our Community Stars fund!

  • The Cherry Tree Project - £700

  • Norbury Lacrosse Club - Girls Section - £550

  • Vale Jets Morris Dancing Troupe - £350

  • Together Trust - £250

  • Just 4 Dads St Chads - £150

Rachel Bresnahan, founder of The Cherry Tree Project in Romiley, said: “This money is massively important to us right now. More important than if we’d won it at any other time.

“Every penny will be spent on food – 100 meals a week that we can provide to those that need them. We cook everything ourselves, so we’ll make it go far.

“With winter around the corner, we’re concerned about people choosing between heating and eating. We can provide a warm space and a healthy meal to those who fall through the support gaps.

“It’s fantastic that Vernon supports local organisations and they have been doing this for a long time. They are genuinely committed to the local community.”

Tanasè Rivers, our Head of Marketing, Brand and Culture said: “Stockport has plenty of amazing groups, charities and not-for-profits and Vernon is committed to supporting them, especially during this challenging time.

“We’re delighted to provide funding to these five fantastic local organisations through our Community Stars scheme.

“It’s not too late to nominate your favourite local charity or not-for-profit group. Our fourth quarter online vote will open on the 24th October closing 30th November.

If you're interested in applying or know someone who might be, you can apply for Community Stars here: