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Sainsbury’s launches search for new charity partner

Penrith sainsburys[S]ainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme is back for the ninth year and the Penrith store is calling for a local charity to be nominated to be its’ flagship local charity for the next year.

At the end of May, the store will shortlist up to 3 charities to be put forward for customers to vote for. The winning charity will then receive a year of support from the store, which includes fundraising and awareness raising. Customers can vote between the 12th and 25th June in stores and online.

The Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme has raised over £11 million and has helped thousands of charities across the UK since its launch in 2009.

Tony Gale, Sainsbury’s Store Manager, says:- “There are so many fantastic charities in the local area, which do brilliant work in our community. We’ve had a great year working in partnership with Eden Young Carers and we’re delighted to be offering a new charity the chance to receive support from our customers and colleagues.”

The scheme is open to any UK registered charity, so anyone who works for a charity, or would like to encourage a local charity to apply, can collect a nomination form the Customer Services Desk in Sainsbury’s. Nominations close on the 28th May and the shortlisted charities will be announced in June.

For more information about Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme please visit www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk

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