SUPERMARKET staff are launching their year-long partnership with a town charity with a fundraiser this weekend.
As reported in the Mail last week, the Sainsbury’s Middle Warren store, in Hartlepool’s Bishop Cuthbert estate, announced Miles for Men as its nominated charity to support for the next 12 months.
The decision to support the charity came after customers were urged to nominate worthy causes in the town.
And staff are taking no time in demonstrating their commitment to the cause.
A raffle will be held in the store this Saturday from 1pm-3pm where, among other great prizes, customers will get the chance to win a football signed by all of the Hartlepool United players.
A large hamper full of Sainsbury’s treats is another one of the prizes on offer.
Staff will also be encouraging shoppers to sign up for this year’s Miles for Men race and registration forms will be available in the store.
David Clarke, the store’s PR ambassador, said: “We had a great response from our customers who nominated charities for the Local Partnership Scheme.
“Hopefully our customers will be just as supportive this weekend and help to raise cash for a fantastic cause in Miles for Men.
“I’m sure they will and it will be the first of many fundraisers we organise over the next 12 months for the charity.”
Michael Day, 39, founder of Miles for Men, said he was “thrilled” when he discovered the store was supporting the charity for the next year.
Miles for Men was held for the very first time in Hartlepool last year and was a huge success.
More than 1,000 men walked, jogged and ran the three mile route and helped to raise a huge £40,000.
This year’s event will take place on Sunday, July 28, and starts at Maritime Avenue and finishes at Seaton Carew Cricket Club.
To register for the event, visit www.milesformen.co.uk.