Nominate favourite charities

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A SCARBOROUGH supermarket managed to raise more than £3,000 for its chosen charity over the past 12 months.

Sainsbury’s staff presented a cheque for £3,610.17 to Basics Plus Betton Farm and the money was used to buy two items of equipment for the playground.

The money was raised using collection tubs at tills as well as fund-raising activities such as cake stalls, book stalls and tombolas.

And the search is now on for the stores chosen charity for the next year and staff are urging customers to nominate their favourite cause for the scheme which is back for its third year.

Store manager Rob Brookes said: “The Local Charity Partner scheme really engages both our colleagues and customers. This is a great opportunity for our customers to give a local charity that’s close to their hearts the chance to receive fund-raising and other support from Sainsbury’s Scarborough for a whole year.

“We now need our customers to come in and tell us who we should consider supporting for the third year of the scheme.”

People can nominate their favourite charity from now until Wednesday, May 25, at a voting box at the entrance.

The eventual winner – which will get 12 months of fund-raising support from the supermarket and its customers – is expected to be announced next month.