Sainsbury's chooses hospice as charity of the year

PUBLISHED: 13:30 21 August 2014 | UPDATED: 10:05 04 May 2017

Sainsbury's team

Sainsbury's team

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THANKS to shoppers at Sainbury's in Worle, Weston Hospicecare has become the supermarket's charity of the year.

People were asked to nominate their favourite charity while doing their shopping and the hospice came out on top, meaning it will benefit from the store’s fundraising activities for the next year.

Store manager Simon Luffman said: “We’ve had a great response from our customers this year through in-store and online votes.

“We’re delighted to have chosen a charity which touched many of our colleagues’ hearts. We will now be working closely with the charity to ensure they really benefit from being our charity of the year.”

Several previous partnerships have gone very well and both organisations say they are excited for the coming year.

Hospicecare fundraising manager said: “We were incredibly excited to hear that we’d been given the accolade of charity of the year.

“It was an anxious wait as we knew we’d be up against some stiff competition and there are so many charities to be passionate about in our area.

“We are now getting our heads together to plan some really exciting activities in store, so look out for us in the coming months.”

This is the second time the hospice has benefited from the support of Sainsbury’s and last time the partnership raised £8,000 to care for patients and their families.

The teams are hoping to go beyond this year with a packed calendar of activities for employees and customers, which will be on display on the community board in the Worle store.

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