Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland is to receive a year’s worth of support from Sainsbury’s Linlithgow as the supermarket giant choose their next charity.
The charity will receive a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness support from the store’s colleagues and customers, who voted for their favourite charity in the sixth year of Sainsbury’s local charity partner scheme, which has raised over £6 million for local charities.
The charity supports improving the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness, through medical research, influencing public policy, advice and information and support in the community.
The Linlithgow store 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 between May 28 and June 8. The store then decided that Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland was the charity to work with where they hope to make a real difference, especially with a local branch.
Sainsbury’s Linlithgow store manager, Scott McNeill, 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 for the next 12 months”.
A spokesperson for the charity said: “This is wonderful news for which we are very grateful to Sainsbury’s, having decided to support us for the next year. In this time of economic and financial challenges to the public we need all the help we can get, and we are sure this will be a very effective partnership between us.”