Sainsbury's helps charity make headwayBy Fergus McEwan
August 17, 2012
STAFF at Sainsbury’s in Burpham have made a whopping £4,500 donation to their charity of the year.
Last year the workers chose Guildford-based charity Headway Surrey, which supports sufferers of brain injuries, to receive the proceeds of their 2011/12 fundraising following suggestions from customers.
They worked with the charity to plan fundraising events, including two popular quiz nights held in the supermarket as well as cake sales in the staff canteen and the store foyer.
Store manager Mark Salmon held a ‘sponsored slim’ for the charity in which he lost four stone. Headway collection tins were also displayed on checkouts throughout the year and the charity held collections outside the store.
Gillian Hinks, of Sainsbury’s Burpham, said: “We had a good response from customers and managed to raise a lot of money. Our staff are really chuffed and so are the people at Headway, especially as they rely on donations.
“They have been great to work with as they got fully involved in planning our events and came to support them.”
Headway Surrey provides services across the county in cognitive rehabilitation and wider issues. It also works in the community helping people re-establish a worthwhile and inclusive lifestyle.
For more information about Headway Surrey, call 01483 455225 or go to www.headwaysurrey.org.