Sunday, 23 August 2009

Sainsbury's Supporting Wrexham Mayor's Year of the Child

Sainsbury's in Wrexham have pledged their support to the Mayor of Wrexham's Charity Fund "Year of the Child" and are hoping it will raise at least £20,000 towards the target of £50,000.

Deputy Store manager Nick Hughes said: "We are really pleased to be supporting Year of the Child and we have already raised £2,500 for the charity. Our colleagues get behind any fundraising activity that we have in store when they know a worthwhile cause will benefit. The hard work really starts now, but I can definitely see Sainsbury's Wrexham building a strong relationship with the Mayor's charity to make a big difference."

During the partnership Sainsbury's have ear marked 13 bag packing days especially for the Mayor's charity. Sainsbury's also operate a flower wrapping service and proceeds from that, usually £100 per week, will be donated to the Charity Fund until next May.

Bag packing days take place on 12 September, 14 November, 26 December, 2 January, 6 March, 27 March, 3 April, 10 April, 17 April, 24 April, 1 May, 3 May and 15 May.

The charity fund will be shared between six children's charities chosen by the Mayor, Hope House, Dynamic, Wrexham Maelor Hospital's Children's Ward, Alder Hey's Imagine Appeal, the National Autistic Society Cymru and Barnardo's Cymru.

The Mayor, Arwel Gwynn Jones, said:

"I was delighted that Sainsbury's Wrexham chose the Year of the Child as their charity this year. I know Nick and his staff will be very supportive and I thank them very much for their support so far."


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