Nine Elms Temp Store Raises £1200 For Charity

Colleagues at Sainsbury's fund raise for Trinity Hospice

Colleagues at Sainsbury’s Nine Elms Temp Store have managed to raise £1200.00 for Trinity Hospice. The funds have been accumulated through various store activities and donations from the store’s Community Budget over the last four weeks.

Customers and colleagues got behind Sainsbury’s Nine Elms Temp store fundraising activities for Trinity Hospice, which began in May, with bucket collections at the checkouts. The store PR Ambassador, Mohammed Abdul, and colleagues Emma and Janet have also taken part in collections in the foyer area..

On 29th May, managers from the store - Damien Brown (HR Manager), Waqas Butt (Manager), Paul Currie (Manager) and store colleagues Naana Turkson, Michelle Bate, Colin Jeffery, Janet Carroll, Carmel Murphy and Omar Wellington - took part in a five mile walk around the River Thames Embankment which raised over £500.00.

All of the money raised is being used to help fund Trinity's nurses to provide compassionate end of life care to over 2,000 patients each year. They care for people in Central and South West London communities with many different types of illness. Some will have cancer, others will have long term conditions such as heart failure, lung or neurological conditions.

The store have also donated £250.00 from their Community Budget to further support the charity. The Sainsbury’s Community Budget scheme is partially funded by sales of ‘Bags for Life’.

Store manager, Andy Robins, said: "Our store is at the heart of the local community and it is important that we can do as much as we can to support it.  When we heard about Trinity Hospice we were really pleased to be able to help out."

June 10, 2014