A local charity is set to benefit from a year's fundraising
thanks to Sainsbury's Edenthorpe customers and colleagues.
The announcement comes after the store asked Doncaster customers
which local charity they should provide a year's support to and
Doncaster based Firefly came out as favourite. Customers can now
choose to make a donation in-store to the charity.
Firefly was founded in 2005 and helps to assist local cancer
patients who need transport to travel to obtain treatment. The
charity will benefit from Sainsbury's Local Charity Partner Scheme,
now in its fourth year.
Last year, the initiative supported over 1000 charities and
organisations across the UK through fundraising and volunteering
and gave more than £1.5 million of support to local communities.
Sainsbury's Edenthorpe Local Charity partner last year was The
Danum Eagles Wheel chair Basketball and thanks to customers and
colleagues, they raised £3,000
Sainsbury's Edenthorpe Store Manager Andy Yeoman said: "Firefly
is such a worthy local cause and we're pleased and proud to be
supporting it over the next 12 months. We'll be letting our
customers know of our fundraising plans in-store and we hope they
can join our colleagues in helping support them".
Denise Dunn of Firefly said: "I'd like to thank everyone
at Sainsbury's Edenthorpe who nominated us to be the store's new
Local Charity partner. I hope this partnership will raise awareness
to Doncaster residents about the work we do and the impact it has
in the community. We now look forward to a successful year
working with the store's colleagues on this exciting