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Carers-Week-2013-logo1This year, to mark the 50th Anniversary of Carers UK, Sainsbury’s in Newport and West Cowes have invited in a number of local carers charities into the store to mark this milestone.

Run by Carers UK, Carers Week is an annual event designed to help raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. Sainsbury’s has proudly supported Carers UK for five years.

Across the week, Stroke Association, Age UK, YMCA & Dementia Society will be in store to talk to customers and colleagues about the work they do and to share details of support that is available for carers.

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Newport Store Manager, Paul Dyer said:

“Carers Week is a great opportunity to shine a light on what it means to be a carer and the support available in the community. We are looking forward to welcoming Stroke Association between 10:00-12.00 on Monday 8th, Age UK Wednesday 10th – 10:00-17:00, YMCA Thursday 11th 10:00-14:00 and Alzheimer’s Society Friday 12th 13:00-16:00 into the Newport Isle of Wight store to find out more about what they do and I hope that our customers and colleagues find it both interesting and useful.”

This year’s Carers Week takes place from 8th – 14th June


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