Supermarket thanked by charity for‘fantastic support’

Sainsbury's fundraising team members Katie Lisle (left) and Vicky Docherty outside Hartlepool Carers Centre with centre staff Karen Gibson and Steve Plant
Sainsbury's fundraising team members Katie Lisle (left) and Vicky Docherty outside Hartlepool Carers Centre with centre staff Karen Gibson and Steve Plant
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A TOWN charity has thanked a supermarket for 12 months of “fantastic support”.

Hartlepool Carers was chosen as the nominated charity of Sainsbury’s Middle Warren, in Hartlepool’s Bishop Cuthbert estate last year.

The charity, based in Lothian Road, in the town, received £1,500 over a 12-month period.

But staff say awareness of the charity in the town was also raised thanks to the kind-hearted work of the supermarket.

Karen Gibson, team co-ordinator at Hartlepool Carers, said: “The support of Sainsbury’s has been a massive boost to us over the last 12 months.

“Like all charities, money is tight for us at the moment and every little helps.

“But it isn’t just about the money which has been donated, having our name there in the supermarket has also helped to raise awareness, which is fantastic.

“On behalf of everyone at Hartlepool Carers, I would like to say a huge thanks to staff and customers at the store.”

Katie Lisle, charity co-ordinator at Sainsbury’s, in Mulberry Rise, said: “Our charity partnership with Hartlepool Carers proved to be a great success and we will continue to support them in any way possible in the future.

“We are extremely glad to be of assistance and it’s extremely satisfying for everyone at the store to know we have supported a town charity which means a lot to a lot of people.”

Sainsbury’s recently urged customers to nominate a charity of their choice to be the supermarket’s nominated charity over the next 12 months.

Customers and colleagues put forward the names of charities based in the town and bosses at the supermarket will now choose this year’s winning charity.

Last year Sainsbury’s stores across the UK raised more than £1.5m in support of more than 1,000 charities and organisations.