Supermarket looking to support charity in 2018

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A supermarket is looking for a charity to support for a year.

Sainsbury’s, in Whitley Bay, is bringing back its Local Charity of the Year scheme for its ninth year.

And staff are calling for local charity nominations, with the deadline on May 28.

At the end of May, the store will shortlist three charities to go to customers to vote for between June 12 and 25.

The winning charity will then receive a year of support from the store.

For more information about Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme, visit www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk

The Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme has raised more than £13million and has helped thousands of charities across the UK since its launch in 2009.

Peter Conwell, store manager at Sainsbury’s Whitley Bay, said: “There are so many fantastic charities in the local area which do brilliant work in our community.

“We’ve had a great year working in partnerships with North East Hearts with Goals and we’re excited to be offering a new charity the chance to receive support from our customers and colleagues.”

The scheme is open to any UK registered charity.