Sainsbury’s Caldy Valley store in Great Boughton, Chester has raised £10,862 for Cheshire Search and Rescue, as part of the Local Charity of the Year scheme.
The charity is run by volunteers and works very closely with Cheshire police, mountain rescue team and North West Ambulance service. The group was chosen by customers and colleagues last June and has received support from the store for the past year.
Activities have included bag packing in store, a darts competition, a pool competition and the Chester half marathon.
Adrian Clark, store manager, said: “We’ve had an excellent year supporting Cheshire Search and Rescue, our customers and colleagues have got involved with a number of fundraising activities. We’d like to thank everyone at Cheshire Search and Rescue for making it such a brilliant partnership.”
Mark Simpson, from Cheshire Search and Rescue, added: “We’d like to thank the customers and colleagues at Sainsbury’s, Caldy Valley for their support over the past year. It has made such a difference and we’re extremely grateful for the donations and awareness we’ve been able to raise.”
Customers can vote for the store’s new partner from June 15-28 in store and online at www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk the shortlisted charities are: Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Dee Banks School and Miles of Smiles.