Sainsbury’s Trinity Walk has officially launched a partnership with its new Local Charity of the Year, Wakefield Trinity Community Trust.
Wakefield Trinity Community Trust was chosen by Sainsbury’s customers through a public vote in store and online in June. The charity will now receive a year’s worth of support through fundraising and awareness raising from the store.
Representatives from the charity joined Sainsbury’s colleagues over the weekend to kick start the partnership by Speaking to customers and raising awareness of the work wakefield Trinity Community Trust do out in the local community.
Craig Shepherd at Wakefield Trinity Community Trust, said, “Thank you to everyone who came to support us at Sainsbury’s Trinity Walk over the weekend. We’re really excited to have been chosen again as the store’s new Local Charity of the Year as the partnership will help us to utilise the power of sport to engage with people, especially, though not exclusively, those who are disadvantaged or deprived and divert them towards more healthy, fulfilling and positive lifestyles.”
Phil Butterefield, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Trinity Walk, added, “We had a very successful launch for our new Local Charity of the Year. I’d like to thank all of our customers for their support on the day and can’t wait to see how the partnership develops over the next year. ”
The Local Charity of the Year scheme is now in its ninth year and has raised over £13 million to support local charities since 2009.