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Sainsbury’s Newport has raised £6,021 for Isle of Wight Society For The Blind as part of the Local Charity of the Year scheme.

The charity that supports the blind and partially sighted. The group was chosen by customers and colleagues last June and has received support from the store for the past year.

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Activities have included Awareness days “Dressing Bright for Sight” Fundraising Days, monetary & Bag Packing collection days in store, food, crockery and Red Nose Day Donations. Colleagues have also read Newsletters that were recorded whilst they were reading, which would then have been put onto a USB Stick/CD and posted out to their clients for them to listen to.  The Isle of Wight Store have also volunteered their time to the charity during a “Community Day” which was spent at their Headquarters in Newport painting some of their interior Rooms.

Paul Dyer, Store Manager of Sainsbury’s Newport Isle of Wight said:

“We’ve had an excellent year supporting Isle of Wight Society For The Blind our customers and colleagues have got involved with a number of fundraising activities. We’d like to thank everyone at Isle of Wight Society for the Blind for making it such a brilliant partnership.”

Estelle Thomas CEO for Isle of Wight Society For The Blind, added:

We’d like to thank the customers and colleagues at Sainsbury’s in Isle of Wight  for their support over the past year. It has made such a difference to the Isle of Wight Society for the Blind and we’re extremely grateful for the donations and awareness we’ve been able to raise.”

Customers can vote for the store’s new part from 15th – 28th June in-store and online at www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk. Sainsbury’s Newport Isle of Wight has shortlisted:

  • Disability Dogs For Young People
  • Stoke Association IW Branch
  • Haylands Farm

Photographed: Estelle Thomas CEO of IWSB with colleagues from the Newport store

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