Sainsbury's Sudbury names Age UK (Chilton) as their Local Charity of the Year

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Sainsbury’s Sudbury names Age UK, Chilton Club as their new Local Charity of the Year.  Following an online and in-store customer vote, Sainsbury’s Sudbury has announced that Age UK, Chilton Club will be the store’s new Local Charity of the Year for 2016 – 2017.  The Chilton Cub is a specialist Day Club for those affected with (…)dementia. The Club is here to help support the people who attend and those who care for them. They provide stimulating activities, personal care, freshly cooked meals and refreshments.
This year’s Local Charity scheme began at the end of May, when colleagues shortlisted a maximum of three charities to be put forward to the customer vote. The Chilton Club received the most votes and will receive a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness-raising from the store.
To celebrate the announcement, a launch day will take place at the Sudbury store on 5th August 2016. Customers will get the chance to meet representatives from the charity and learn more about the work they do. The store team will also be fundraising for the new charity.
Jilly Vince, Manager from The Chilton Club, said:
“We’d like to thank everyone who voted for us. Becoming Sainsbury’s Sudbury Local Charity of the Year will make a huge difference to our charity. We’re looking forward to the partnership and working closely with the colleagues at the Sudbury store.”
Laura Payne, Store manager at Sainsbury’s Sudbury added:
“I’d like to say congratulations to the Chilton Club. It’s great to be working with a new charity this year. My colleagues are really excited about the partnership.”
The Local Charity scheme is now in its eighth year. The scheme has raised over £11 million to support local charities since 2009.