Following a successful year working with Wakefield Trinity Community Trust, Sainsbury’s Trinity Walk has raised a bumper £4708 for the charity.
The group was chosen by customers and colleagues in 2017 and received support from the store for the past year including fundraising and awareness raising.
Customers and colleagues took part in a range of activities to raise money for the charity including buying books from the instore charity book table, raffles and dress up days. The money raised, included a £400 community grant awarded to the trust at the start of the partnership, will be used to fuel the stars of the future and 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.
Dee O’Brien, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Trinity Walk said: “We’ve really enjoyed working with Wakefield Trinity Community Trust over the past 12 months. Our customers and colleagues worked really hard to help raise vital funds for the charity and we’re really proud with everything we’ve achieved.”
Craig Shepherd, added: “We’d like to thank the Sainsbury’s customers and colleagues in Wakefield for their support over the past year. It has made such a difference to the charity and we’re extremely grateful for the donations and awareness we’ve been able to raise.”
The Local Charity scheme is now entering its ninth year and has raised over £13 million to support local charities since 2009.