We're delighted to hear Rushmere Country Park was voted top by shoppers at the Leighton Buzzard branch of Waitrose during May in its Community Matters green coin charity scheme.

Out of three charities chosen, Rushmere received the highest number of votes resulting in a donation to The Greensand Trust of £590 - out of a total £1,000 distributed between the three charities.

As local environmental charity The Greensand Trust runs Rushmere Country Park on a not for profit basis, this donation will help towards the running costs.

Chief Executive Gill Welham said: "We're delighted to receive this donation from Waitrose thanks to all the shoppers at the Leighton Buzzard branch who voted for Rushmere Country Park - we really appreciate your support."