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Last year's local charity for Sainsbury's Newport

Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme is back for the tenth year and the Island’s Newport store is now calling for local charities to nominate themselves to be its next flagship local charity partner.

At the end of May, the store will shortlist 3 charities to go to customers to vote. The winning charity will then receive a year of support from the store, which includes fundraising and awareness raising. Customers can vote between 11th-24th June both in store and online.

Last year, Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme raised over £1.2 million, providing support to charities across the UK.

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Simon Church, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Newport,said:

“There are so many fantastic charities in the local area which do brilliant work in our community. We’ve had a great year working in partnerships with The Fire Fighters Charity and we’re excited to be offering a new charity the chance to receive support from our customers and colleagues.”

The scheme is open to any UK registered charity, so anyone who works for a charity, or would like to encourage a local charity to apply can collect a form from the store. Nominations close on 29th May and the shortlisted charities will be announced in June.

For more information about Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme, visit www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk/.

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