At the weekend, Sainsbury’s Andover and Andover North launched their partnership with their new Local Charity of the Year, Andover Neighbourcare.
Andover Neighbourcare was chosen by Sainsbury’s customers at the beginning of July and the charity will now receive a year’s worth of support through fundraising and awareness from the store.
Representatives from the charity joined Sainsbury’s colleagues over the weekend to kick start the fundraising with a tombola, bag packing and a book stall.
Pam Delderfield, Manager at Andover Neighbourcare said, “Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme has made a real difference to many charities over the last few years and we’re delighted to have been selected.
“We’re really looking forward to getting started and raising awareness for our cause as well as raising vital funds to continue our work in the community.”
Paul Beesley Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Andover and Andover North, added: “We’re really looking forward to working with Andover Neighbourcare over the next year and the team have some great ideas for fundraising.
“We hope our support will make a real difference to the charity, and customers enjoy the variety of activities we are planning.”
The Local Charity scheme is now in its seventh year and has raised over £7 million to support local charities since 2009.