Sainsbury’s Local Charity Partner 2012
Sainsbury’s Bishop Auckland is asking customers and colleagues to put forward the names of charities based in Bishop Auckland that are important to them. From 9th to 23rd May, customers can vote for their favourite local charity. To vote, customers simply fill out a form and pop it into the store’s Local Charity Partner voting box, situated at the front of the store.
A shortlist of nominations will be drawn up after the closing date and the store’s colleagues will then invite the three charities that they feel best fit the needs of the community into store to talk about how Sainsbury’s can support them. The store will then choose a charity to partner with for the next 12 months.
Last year, the store’s Local Charity Partner was Butterwick Hospice Care. During a year’s worth of fundraising, colleagues managed to raise £5,203.18. Following the partnership, the store will continue to provide support to the charity, including bag packs and in store collections.
Last year, Sainsbury’s stores and their customers helped more than 1000 charities and organisations across the UK through fundraising and volunteering and gave more than £1.5million of support to local communities.
Sainsbury’s Bishop Auckland Store Manager Tom Phillipson said: “Our last charity partnership with Butterwick Hospice Care proved a great success and we’re looking forward to continuing to support them. Our customers now have a fantastic opportunity to help us support another local charity which is close to many people’s hearts, so we hope they can help us in our search for your Local Charity Partner for 2012/2013’.