Store announces new ‘Charity of the Year’

Winston's Wish announced as Sainsbury's Horsham's new Local Charity of the Year SUS-150907-104427001

Winston's Wish announced as Sainsbury's Horsham's new Local Charity of the Year SUS-150907-104427001

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Sainsbury’s Horsham has announced that Winston’s Wish will be the store’s Local Charity of the Year. The charity was voted in by customers in store and online with a total of 477 votes.

Winston’s Wish offers bereavement support and guidance for children, young people and their families across Sussex enabling them to face the future with hope and confidence

To celebrate the announcement, a launch day will take place at the Horsham Store on Friday 31st July 2015. Customers will get a chance to meet representatives from the charity and learn more about the work they do.

Leigh-Beth Stroud, Community Fundraiser for Winston’s Wish, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be chosen as the Sainsbury’s Horsham Local Charity of Year. We can’t wait to work together and raise the profile of our charity over the next year. Thank you to all the customers that voted for us, we really appreciate the support”

The Local Charity scheme is now in its seventh year and this year for the first time, customers got the chance to vote for their favourite charity from a shortlist put together by their local store. The scheme has raised over £7 million to support local charities since 2009.

Report and picture contributed by Sainsbury’s Horsham.