Worker walks for charity

Sainsbury's Middle Warren store charity walker Sue Wenn.
Sainsbury's Middle Warren store charity walker Sue Wenn.

THE efforts of a kind-hearted supermarket worker have been recognised by her bosses who doubled her fundraising total.

Sue Wenn laced up her trainers to walk six miles as part of the Midnight Walk event to raise money for the Hartlepool and District Hospice.

Sue, who works at Sainsbury’s, in Middle Warren, raised £133 for the Wells Avenue hospice.

And as part of the supermarket’s Local Heroes scheme, Sainsbury’s offered its support and matched the total amount of money raised.

Sue, who has worked at the store since it opened, said: “I have done the Midnight Walk every single year.

“Everyone knows someone who the hospice has cared for in the past, they are a fantastic charity worthy of every penny.”

The mum-of-four, who lives in the town’s Marlowe Road with her husband, Tommy, added: “It’s fantastic to know that how ever much money I raise, it will be doubled by Sainsbury’s.

“It gives me that extra bit of motivation.”

The Local Heroes Scheme has donated more than £1m to Sainsbury’s staff across the UK since it was launched eight years ago.

Les Blackett, manager at the Middle Warren store, said: “We are very proud to have colleagues that are so dedicated to helping out in the local community. Sue is an inspiration to all of us.”