Our one millionth Rose Voucher was honoured by Hammersmith & Fulham Mayor, Cllr PJ Murphy, at North End Road Market on Wednesday (13 October).
The 1 millionth Rose Voucher was spent by Iva and her son, at Lu’s Fresh Fruit stall in North End Road Market in Hammersmith & Fulham last month.
Cllr Murphy presented Iva and her son with a ‘golden’ Rose Voucher at the Bailey’s Stall, saying:
“We want every family in Hammersmith & Fulham to have access to local fresh fruit and veg. It’s been fantastic handing out the one millionth Rose Voucher at North End Road, and I invite all families who need an extra bit of help to sign up to the scheme at their closest children’s centre.”
Each Rose Voucher is worth £1, meaning an incredible £1,000,000 has been spent on fresh fruit and veg at local markets and independent retailers in seven project areas across the UK.
“We’ve been on the project since it started here, nearly 5 years ago now. I think it’s a terrific idea, we’re really happy with all it. It’s really made a difference to us, some days we can take around 200 Rose Vouchers. It’s great people have to buy fruit and veg with the vouchers, that’s a good thing. We’re really pleased the 1 millionth Rose Voucher was spent with us and we could celebrate this here.”Terry Bailey, Market Trader, Lu’s Fresh Fruit
“1,000,000 vouchers spent on fruit and veg at local markets is an incredible accomplishment and testament to the hard work of all involved, from local market traders to Children’s Centres. I know this project makes an enormous difference to the families they support. I’m delighted that it was here at North End Road Market that the one millionth Rose Voucher was spent, highlighting the fantastic contribution this market makes to their community.“