SUPERMARKET shoppers have the chance to nominate a worthy charity to benefit from one year of fundraising and support.
Customers at Sainsbury’s Middle Warren, in Hartlepool’s Bishop Cuthbert estate, have until Sunday, June 8 to call into the store and nominate their chosen charity.
Previous good causes to benefit from the partnership as part of the company’s Local Charity scheme include Hartlepool & District Hospice which received a fantastic £5,500 over the course of the year.
As recently reported in the Mail, last year’s charity Miles for Men are £2,000 better off thanks to the kind-hearted support of shoppers and staff at the store.
Steve Emmerson, manager of the store, in Mulberry Rise, said: “We’re looking forward to supporting a local charity which touches many of our customer and colleagues’ hearts.
“The scheme gives us the chance to make a real difference to important causes in the community and we hope our customers get behind this year’s voting stage and nominate their favourite local charity.”
After the nomination stage closes, colleagues will then invite three chosen charities that they feel best fit the needs of the community into store to talk about how Sainsbury’s can support them.
The chosen charity will be announced in July and fundraising work to support the winning cause will get underway immediately.
The Local Charity scheme is now in its sixth year and sees Sainsbury’s stores throughout the UK supporting various good causes.
After last year’s partnership ended, Miles for Men founder Michael Day said: “Working with Sainsbury’s Middle Warren over the last 12 months has made such a difference to our cause and we’re very grateful.”
To nominate a charity to benefit from the scheme fill in a form in the store or visit www.sainsburys.co.uk/localcharity.