Sainsbury’s Wakefield Trinity Walk has raised £2240 for Wakefield Wildcats Community Trust, as part of the Local Charity of the Year scheme.
The charity is Community focused with a major objective of providing education, physical activity, and healthy lifestyle support for the children, young people and disadvantaged youth of Wakefield. The group was chosen by customers and colleagues last June and has received support from the store for the past year.
The money was raised through the charity partnership year by activities including Quiz nights, raffles, bag packs, flower wrapping and bucket collections.
The Trinity Walk store has also been making weekly donations of fresh fruit and water for the kids attending the learning zone at the club.
Earlier in the year the supermarket awarded the trust a Community Grant of £300. The money was used to buy t-shirts that will be awarded to kids who attend the clubs learning zone, as rewards for their achievements.
Sean Higgins, Store Manager of Sainsbury’s Trinity Walk, said: “We’ve had an excellent year supporting the Wildcats Community Trust, our customers and colleagues have got involved with a number of fundraising activities. We’d like to thank everyone at Wakefield Wildcats for making it such a brilliant partnership.”
Tracy North, Wildcats Operational Support, added: “We’d like to thank the customers and colleagues at Sainsbury’s in Wakefield for their support over the past year. It has made such a difference to the Wildcats Community Trust and we’re extremely grateful for the donations and awareness we’ve been able to raise.”
The Wakefield Wildcats Community Trust will now be retained as the supermarkets Local Charity partner for a second year.