Store’s kit offer to junior teams

Get your kit on: Sainsbury's is appealing for junior football  teams to come forward and apply for football kit they are giving away. Pictured at the Bishop Cuthbert store are Dave Gibson (left) and Jo (CORR) Moody with their colleague, Kelly Rumble.
Get your kit on: Sainsbury's is appealing for junior football teams to come forward and apply for football kit they are giving away. Pictured at the Bishop Cuthbert store are Dave Gibson (left) and Jo (CORR) Moody with their colleague, Kelly Rumble.

SUPERMARKET staff are looking to provide a boost to a junior football team by donating a brand new kit.

The Sainsbury’s Middle Warren store, in Hartlepool, has a red and white kit to hand over to a team as part of its community grant scheme.

The store, on the Bishop Cuthbert estate, has already given one kit to the Throston Tornados’ under 12s team, and staff are now appealing to other junior teams to come forward if they are in need.

Colleagues were happy to help Throston Tornados after the team’s manager asked if the store could support them in any way.

Angela Moody, the store’s deputy manager, said: “Our store is at the heart of the local community and it is important we can do as much as we can to support it. When we heard about Throston Tornados we were really pleased to be able to help out.

“Now we are hoping another team comes forward to claim the red and white kit. Again, we will be absolutely delighted to help out.

“It will provide a real boost for the team and it’s absolutely free. We now want to hear from any teams who are interested.”

The Sainsbury’s community grant scheme is funded by sales of Bags for Life.

Last year the scheme provided £135,000 worth of donations to community groups and teams nationwide.

Any teams interested in the kit are asked to apply in writing to Steve Emmerson at Sainsbury’s Middle Warren, Mulberry Rise, Hartlepool, TS26 OBF.