Sainsbury’s celebrates by paying for hospice services
Sainsbury’s (Haywards Heath) launched its charity appeal with St Peter & St James Hospice, naming it Charity of the Year in summer 2014 and running until May 2016. During that time, Sainsbury’s contributed £20,647 to the hospice through a variety of activities. To celebrate its 26th anniversary, the store is paying for three ‘Pay For A Day’ over the special weekend,
On Sunday 11 September, Sainsbury’s will be celebrating 26 years since it opened at Bannister Way, Haywards Heath. As a way of the store supporting its local community, the members of staff chose to use the money raised to cover the cost of three days of hospice care, from 9 – 11 September.
It costs £7,200 to run all the hospice services each day and through ‘Pay For A Day’ the store can mark its anniversary in a special way where all the staff and customers can see what a difference the fundraising has made to a local charity.
Carolyn Robinson, Donor Relationship Manager, said, “We have so much enjoyed working with Sainsbury’s over the last two years. Their commitment to the charity has been wonderful and helped provide much-needed funds for the hospice. To fund three whole days at the hospice is a fantastic achievement and on behalf of the hospice, I would like to thank all the staff and customers for their support.”
Rafe Overy, Sainsbury’s Manager, said, ” For the last two years, Sainsbury’s and St Peter & St James Hospice have had a fantastic partnership. I want to say a big thank you to our customers for their generosity and to the staff who did so much in their own time. I wish the hospice every success for the future.”