Portsmouth shoppers help pick Sainsbury’s charity

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SHOPPERS have helped pick a charity which will receive a year’s worth of support from a supermarket.

People were invited to Sainsbury’s in Fitzherbert Road, Farlington and asked to put forward a worthy cause. After a shortlist was drawn up the superstore chose to support Headway Portsmouth and south-east Hampshire.

The charity, based at St James Hospital, Milton, offers support to people who have suffered from brain injuries. Joy Ward, funding strategy manager for Headway said: ‘We are delighted that Sainsbury’s Farlington has selected Headway Portsmouth as its charity for this year.

‘I know that the partnership will provide opportunities for us to raise awareness and also provide funds to support us in delivering our service.’

Store manager Phil Bridgwater said: ‘The local charity partner scheme really engages both our colleagues and customers.

‘It is now in its fourth year and this is a great opportunity for our customers to give a local charity that’s close to their hearts the chance to receive fundraising and other support from Sainsbury’s for a whole year.’

For more information visit headwayportsmouth.co.uk