Hunstanton supermarket chooses charity of year

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Sainsbury’s in Hunstanton has announced that the Coastal Stroke Support Group will be its local charity for the year.

The retailer’s local charity scheme is now in its sixth year and gives customers the chance to vote for their favourite local charity to be considered to receive a year’s worth of support from their Sainsbury’s store.

The scheme has raised more than £6 million to support local charities since 2009. Sainsbury’s Hunstanton, has had great success in supporting previous local charities.

Customers had a huge say in this year’s announcement and voted in-store and online in May and June.

Staff then decided that Coastal Stroke Support Group were the best charity for them to work with to make a real difference.

Chris Bryant from Coastal Stroke Hunstanton said: “We know the success that the local charity partnership has bought to many charities in Hunstanton, so when we received the news, we were thrilled.

“We hope the partnership will help raise awareness of our cause to the store’s customers and will help us develop the important service we provide to the community”.

Store manager Mark Lane, said: “We’ve had a great response from our customers this year, both through in-store and online votes. We’re delighted to have chosen a charity which touched many of our colleagues’ hearts. We will now be working closely with the charity to ensure they really benefit from being our local charity.”