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sainsburyschristmasdecsummerfieldprimaryA local supermarket team has put their Christmas decorations to good use by donating them to a local organisation for use next year.

The team at Sainsbury’s in Newport has provided Summerfield Primary School with a selection of colourful decorations which were hung over the store’s shop-floor throughout December. The traditional decs donated include Large Reindeers, hanging Christmas Trees, festive Gingerbread Men & Christmas Hats and Reindeer Hats.

Sainsbury’s Newport & West Cowes Store Manager Paul Dyer said:

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“We had lots of really nice comments about our decorations this year so I’m really pleased that we can give them a new lease of life next year by donating them to Summerfieds Primary School. I hope they get as much enjoyment out of them as our customers and colleagues did this year.”

Ms Kay Wood Head Teacher from Summer field Primary School added:

“I’d like to thank the team at Sainsbury’s Newport Isle of Wight for this generous donation. We’ll certainly be putting them to good use! The decorations will look great in and around our School”.

The donation helps to ensure Sainsbury’s maintain its commitment to ‘No Waste to Landfill’. The retailer achieved zero waste to landfill at all stores in 2013 and customers can also recycle batteries, mixed paper and card, mixed cans, mixed glass and plastics throughout 2014 at the Newport Isle of Wight store’s recycling centre, which complements existing kerbside collections.

Meanwhile, customers can also recycle their clothing and other items like DVDs and books at the recycling centre to support Oxfam.

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Photographed: Sainsbury’s PR ambassador, Tanya Blake, visiting Year 3 Australia Class students

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