CHILDREN at Page Hill Nursery got to feel, smell and taste all manner of fruit and veg when Brad Anderson from Waitrose, Buckingham, came into the nursery.
Nursery manager Georgina Barnes said: “We’d been learning about healthy eating and getting our Five A Day, and we got in touch with Waitrose Community Matters scheme.”
Mr Anderson brought along strawberries, melon and carrots for the children to taste.
He also brought some exotic fruits for them to touch and smell.
Miss Barnes said: “The children had a lovely time and they really enjoyed experiencing the exotic fruits, including passion fruits, figs, mango and lychees.”
Nationally, Waitrose won a Big Society Award earlier this year in recognition of its Community Matters scheme, which allows Waitrose customers to choose which of three local groups and charities they would like to support each month by voting with a green token in store.
And the chain recently launched a new Partner Volunteering scheme, enabling Waitrose Partners to donate a total of 75,000 hours to local charities and good causes in local communities.