Saturday, May 14, 2011

Local store raises £1000 for charity.

Sainsbury's store manager smiles at the busy scene on a Saturday at the
Saltburn supermarket. It has raised over £1,000 for a local charity
 Sainsburys, which opened at Saltburn nearly a year ago, has raised more than £1,000 for its charity of the year campaign, the Holistic Centre at the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.

This is in addition to supporting other fund-raising like Comic Relief.

Sainsbury’s store manager Ian Wassall said the year-long campaign would end later this month when another charity would be chosen for 2011-2012.

“We shall be inviting customers to nominate a charity. Then I and a panel of colleagues will invite people from the top three voted charities to make a ‘pitch’ or presentation to us. We shall announce the chosen charity,” said Mr Wassall

He added that he hoped charities nominated would have a strong Saltburn and district connection, ideally based in Saltburn or East Cleveland. Only registered charities would be considered.

Sainsbury’s opened on June 30, 2010, after a six-month refit following its takeover of the former Somerfield supermarket. It plans to increase its workforce to above the present 85 figure.
Michael Morrisey

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