Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Super fundraising at Saltburn's Sainsbury's Local.
Over the past year, staff and customers at Sainsbury’s Local in Station Street, Saltburn, have held tombolas, raffles and even swam a mile each to raise funds for Redcar RNLI raising £2,650 for its adopted lifeboat station.
Star fundraiser was Sainsbury’s worker Judith Clements who, with her home-made cakes going down a treat, spent more than 100 hours volunteering and managed to raise an incredible £1,800. Thanks to Sainsbury’s matched giving scheme ‘Local Heroes’, Judith increased the amount raised by an extra £200.
Sainsbury’s duty manager Mark Patton said: “We are very proud to have colleagues like Judith who are so dedicated to helping out in the local community. She is an inspiration.”
RNLI Redcar lifeboat treasurer Peter Haslett said: “We really appreciate the effort put in by everyone, and especially by Judith.”