Superstore announces its charity of the year

NEW CHARITY Sainsbury's staff meet the mascots and 'representatives from Pompey in the Community
NEW CHARITY Sainsbury's staff meet the mascots and 'representatives from Pompey in the Community
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A SUPERMARKET store has revealed which charity will be the focus of its fundraising in the coming year.

Sainsbury’s in Fitzherbert Road in Farlington, Portsmouth, has started a new partnership with Pompey in the Community.

The charity will receive a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness.

Customers voted for the charities they thought would be worthy contenders and the staff council at the store picked the winners.

Pompey in the Community works with children to engage them within the community through sports and workshops.

It also runs The Respect Programme, aimed at young people aged from eight to 18, to encourage personal and social development.

Phil Bridgwater, store manager at Sainsbury’s Farlington, said: ‘We’ve had a great response from our customers.

‘We’re delighted to have chosen a charity which many of our customers and colleagues can associate with.

‘We will now be working closely with the charity to ensure it really benefits 
from the local charity partnership.’

Representatives from the charity went to the store to meet the staff who will be fundraising for them.

Clare Martin, CEO of Pompey in the Community, said: ‘We were thrilled when we found out that we had picked as Sainsbury’s charity of the year.

‘We have done a few little bits with Sainsbury’s in the past and they are absolutely fabulous to work with.

‘We are looking forward to some activities and events in the near future and Lesley, their PR lady is very enthusiastic. We are going to be busy.’