Sainsbury’s unveil Charity of the Year

Sainsburys promote their Mencap charity.Front Dave Adamson,Fiona Daplyn,Jenny Stanford,Chris Forbes,Sallie Smith..Picture Richard Ponter 132506
Sainsburys promote their Mencap charity.Front Dave Adamson,Fiona Daplyn,Jenny Stanford,Chris Forbes,Sallie Smith..Picture Richard Ponter 132506
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Sainsbury’s in Scarborough has revealed that its charity of the year for 2013/14 will be Scarborough and District Mencap.

The charity, based at Brook Leigh in Valley Road, is now set to receive a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness support.

The scheme, which began in 2009, has raised more than £5 million to support local communities in the last four years. The Falsgrave store has had great success in supporting previous local charities and last year raised £3,245 for The Meeting Place Child Contact Centre.

Rob Brookes, store manager, said: “We’re delighted to have chosen a charity which many of our customers and colleagues can associate with. We will now be working closely with the charity to ensure they really benefit from the Local Charity Partnership.” Jenny Stamford, from Scarborough and District Mencap, added: “We know the success that the Local Charity Partnership has bought to many charities in Scarborough so when we received the recent phone call to tell us the news, we were thrilled. The exposure and support is going to be massively beneficial to our charity and I’d like to thank every Sainsbury’s Scarborough customer who voted.”

Pictured are Dave Adamson, Fiona Daplyn, Jenny Stamford, Chris Forbes and Sallie Smith. 132506.