The retailer’s Local Charity scheme is now in its sixth year and gives customers the chance to vote for their favourite local charity to be considered to receive a year’s worth of support from their nearby Sainsbury’s store.
This year’s voting ends on Sunday 8th June. After voting closes, a shortlist of nominations will be drawn up and the store 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 chosen charity will be selected based on the reasons given and the store will announce their chosen charity in July.
Local charities that have benefitted from the scheme in previous years at Sainsbury’s Trinity walk include Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which was the store’s Local Charity partner between 2013 and 2014. Over £18000 was raised from the partnership, which helped towards the Air Ambulance running costs.
Meanwhile, the store’s LocalSainsbury’s Trinity Walk Store Manager Sean Higgins said: “We’re looking forward to supporting a local charity which touches many of our customer and colleagues’ hearts. The scheme gives us the chance to make a real difference to important causes in the community and we hope our customers get behind this year’s voting stage and nominate their favourite local charity from 28th May”.
Customers can vote from 28th May by doing either of the following:
1) INSTORE: Just fill out the nomination form at your local store and post it in the store’s nomination box
2) ONLINE: You can email your nomination to: www.sainsburys.co.uk/localcharity from 28th May