Sainsbury’s pulls out stops for Poppy Appeal

Sainsbury's Middle Warren shop which looked resplendant for the Poppy Appeal

Sainsbury's Middle Warren shop which looked resplendant for the Poppy Appeal

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A STORE in Hartlepool is doing its bit to support the poppy appeal with collections and a bright window display.

Sainsbury’s in Middle Warren is hosting Hartlepool Sea Cadets and the Hartlepool Royal Marine Cadets as part of its support for the annual campaign.

SAINSBURY'S staff help to raise money for the Poppy Appeal

SAINSBURY'S staff help to raise money for the Poppy Appeal

This year marks the Centenary of the First World War and Sainsbury’s 20th year of support for The Royal British Legion.

Sainsbury’s support for the charity has been bigger than ever, including at the Middle Warren branch in Hartlepool.

As well as welcoming collectors, the store also covered its windows in poppies.

Artists from the Artrium, Natashia Putnam from the Rossmere area and Jake Smith from the Jesmond Road area, designed the window after discussions with Sainsbury’s Trevor Sherwood.

Sainsbury’s Middle Warren store manager Steve Emmerson said: “The Hartlepool community has been so supportive in past. This year we commemorate the start of the First World War and our 20th partnership with The Royal British Legion.

“I’d like to thank our customers for their kind donations so far and we look forward to all the activity we have planned to support this fantastic cause.”

After Armistice Day, customers can also choose to recycle their poppies in-store. A recycling collection point will be available at the Customer Service Desk from November 12.