December 21, 2010 3.17 pm This story is over 157 months old

Supermarket staff raise money for charity

Fundraisers: Sainsbury’s are halfway with their year-long money raising for LIVES charity.

Sainsbury’s staff in Lincoln raised money for the Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service (LIVES) charity ahead of Christmas.

The Tritton Road supermarket, which recently underwent a revamp, raised £5,000 for the local charity (pictured).

Sainbury’s pledged to support the charity for a year after encouraging customers to vote for their favourite local charity in May.

Their aim was to raise £10,000 for LIVES, and after six months they have already made £5,000 in support money.

During the refurbishment to make it one of the biggest stores in the country, Sainsbury’s continued to fundraise.

They raised money through in-store raffles and bag-packing, sponsorship of Sainsbury’s colleagues at events, awareness days and collection buckets.

Store manager Andy Yeomans said: “When the store went through works to give our customers a bigger and better Sainsbury’s Lincoln, we were determined to make sure that we continued to provide support for the local charity that our customers nominated.

“We’re really pleased to be on course to reach our £10,000 total, which we hope will make a big difference to the charity.”

LIVES aims to support the community by delivering basic life support and early defibrillation. The money will go toward new equipment.

Source: Town House