Age UK Oxfordshire’s Banbury centre in White Lion Walk is getting a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness support from Sainsbury’s.
The charity, which supports all older people over 50, their families, and informal carers of adults in Oxfordshire, is the latest to be chosen by the Banbury store and will receive support over 2014-2015.
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 for good causes since 2009.
Last year the store raised £4,230 for SANDS. Age UK Oxfordshire will be using the money raised this year to support the activities and services delivered by the White Lion Walk Centre in Banbury, including film, knitting, gardening and singing clubs, one-to-one IT training for beginners, the information and advice service, telephone befriending, carers café and more.
Sainsbury’s customers had a huge say in this year’s announcement and voted in-store and online. The store colleagues then decided that Age UK Oxfordshire was the best charity for them to work with to make a real difference.
Bee Myson, Age UK Oxfordshire’s head of area and Banbury centre manager, said: “We know the success that the Local Charity partnership has brought to many charities in Banbury so when we received the phone call to tell us 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.”
See www.ageuk.org.uk/ox fordshire for more.