Harborough supermarket looks for charity partner

Harborough's Sainsbury's store teamed up with Guide Dogs for the Blind last year
Harborough's Sainsbury's store teamed up with Guide Dogs for the Blind last year

A Harborough supermarket is asking shoppers what they think its chosen charity should be for 2016/17.

The vote is part of the Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme and as part of it, staff at the shop are looking for a Harborough-area charity to support.

Over the next couple of months, the supermarket will make a shortlist of charities for customers to vote for.

Between now and Monday, May 9, the store is asking customers for their nominations for suitable charities.

Mel Wisher, from Sainsbury’s, said: “The winning charity will then receive a year of support from the store, which includes fundraising and awareness.

“Customers can vote between June 13 and 26 in the store and online.”

The Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme has raised over £9 million over the last seven years and has helped thousands of charities across the UK.

Rob Johnson, manager of Sainsbury’s Harborough, said: “There are so many fantastic charities in the local area who do brilliant work in our community. We’d love to hear from charities we haven’t supported before.”

Charities supported by the Harborough branch in recent years have included Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Harborough Dementia Café.

If you would like to apply, register your interest at the customer service desk inside the store at the Springfield Street branch.

Nominations close on May 9.

For more information about the local charity scheme, visit www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk.