posted on 21 March 2016

•Colleagues from Sainsbury’s in Wakefield Trininty Walk get behind Sport Relief 2016, raising £2000.

•Daddy Cool supports customer and colleague fundraising.

Wakefield Wildcats club mascot Daddy Cool joined colleagues from Sainsbury’s Wakefield Trinity walk and cheered on fundraising worth £2000 for Sport Relief.

The store helped to raise money for the nationwide charity event by holding in store events including, a colleague cake bake sale, a pool table speed clearance challenge, colleague head shaving and with the support of colleagues at Pure Gym, an exercise bike ride of 195 miles to Sainsbury’s head office at Holborn.

Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to support some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and around the world. 50% of money raised is spent in the UK, supporting projects locally.

Dee O’Brien, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Trinity Walk added, “I’m really proud of my colleagues and the amount of money we raised for Sport Relief this year. I’d like to thank our customers for their support. My colleagues love getting behind the fundraising activities and we know we’re going to make a difference to such a fantastic cause.”

Sainsbury’s is a proud partner of both Comic Relief and Sport Relief and has helped to raise over £100million since 1999.


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