Staff and customers at Sainsbury’s Brookwood have raised £1,325 for Transform Housing & Support during the first six months of a year-long charity partnership.
Fundraising highlights so far have included donations of toiletries for clients, a bag packing event, a bingo night, and a fundraising collection to tie in with a visit by the Paralympic torch. Over Christmas the store organised a Giving Tree to provide gifts for the young people supported by Transform in Woking. The next fundraising activity will be a bag packing event on Saturday 9 March.
Sainsbury’s Brookwood Store Manager Peter Smith said:
“When our customers helped us to select Transform Housing & Support as our new Local Charity Partner, we knew this was a charity that would really capture the hearts and minds of our colleagues. We’ve now held several fundraising activities and we’re working to ensure the second half of our partnership will support the charity further.”
Theresa Duckett, Project Manager at Transform, said:
“The support which the colleagues have provided us so far has been really beneficial in helping to raise our profile in the Woking area. I’d to take this opportunity to thank every Sainsbury’s Brookwood customer and colleague who has generously recognised the partnership and made a donation to our cause.
“We’re proud to be the store’s Local Charity Partner and we look forward to working with Sainsbury’s colleagues during the remainder of our partnership and raising much-needed funds to support our work with homeless and vulnerable young people.”
In Woking, Transform provides housing for 27 homeless young people, helping them gain the confidence and life skills to live independently.