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saisnburysnewsportrednosedaySainsbury’s in Newport are celebrating after raising £5,405.00 for Comic Relief this year.

Colleagues took part in a number of fundraising events during the week leading up to Red Nose Day, which took place on Friday 13th March. Activities included the Fresh Foods Manager Dave Bradley having all his hair shaved off with customers joining in and watching the Big Shave!

Sainsbury’s donated RND merchandise to both a pre-school and a primary school here on the Island made up of Red Noses, water bottles, wrist bands, cupcake decoration kits, deeley boppers, pin badges and nail decorations to use as they pleased or to make funds for their schools.

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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESBrenda Dyer, co-manager of Clever Cloggs Pre School (pictured) said:

“We would like to Thank Sainsbury’s for their generous donation of Red Nose Day Merchandise, we were very happy to receive all this merchandise and for giving us the opportunity to go forward with fundraising.

“We will be using some of the merchandise with Healthy Drinking, providing Water Bottles for the children.

“The other merchandise we will continue to sell, sharing the proceeds and giving half back to Red Nose Day with the remainder going towards our outdoor play equipment for our Pre School.”

Paul Dyer Store Manager, said:

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“Our colleagues always go the extra mile for Red Nose Day, and this year was no exception. I’d like to thank all of our customers who donated or took part in the activities we held in store. It was a record year for Sainsbury’s and it’s brilliant to know we contributed to the impressive figure donated from Sainsbury’s to Comic Relief.”

Nine Acres Primary School have also benefited from a Sainsbury’s donation.

Ben Woodhouse, Sports Development Co-Ordinator at Nine Acres said:

“We were really grateful for the donation from Sainsbury’s. The children really appreciated it.

“It was great to be able to reward the children who took part in our own Red Nose Day fundraiser with a 24 hour sitting down Volleyball Event, where we raised £2,305.00.

“The merchandise has been shared between the children who took part in our Red Nose Day and sold to help raise funds for our 2 projects to be able to purchase more books and more play equipment for our School”.

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