Supermarket’s £4k donation to Crawley cancer charity

Sainsbury's West Green has raised �4370.78 for The Olive Tree as part of the Local Charity partner scheme - picture submitted
Sainsbury's West Green has raised �4370.78 for The Olive Tree as part of the Local Charity partner scheme - picture submitted

Crawley’s Sainsbury store in West Green has raised more than £4,300 for The Olive Tree as part of the Local Charity partner scheme.

The charity, which looks after those affected by cancer, including close family was chosen by customers and colleagues last June.

It has received support from the store for the past year and the cheque for £4370.78 was handed over earlier in the month. Activities have included ten pin bowling, charity days, cake bake-offs, book sales and tombola days.

Store manager Richard Hay said: “We’ve had an excellent year supporting Olive Tree our customers and colleagues have got involved with a number of fundraising activities. We’d like to thank everyone at Olive Tree for making it such a brilliant partnership.”

Marilyn Drury, Olive Tree’s manager, added:“We’d like to thank the customers and colleagues at Sainsbury’s in West Green for their support over the past year.

“£4,370 will make such a difference to The Olive Tree and we’re extremely grateful for the donations and awareness we’ve been able to raise.”

Customers can vote for the store’s new partner from between June 15 and 28 in-store and online at www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk.

The Olive Tree is shortlisted along with fundraising hand cyclist Rob Groves, Aspire Adult Education and the Golden Lion Children’s Trust, which helps disadvantaged children and young people.