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Sainsbury's customers help raise over £7,000 for hospice charity

PUBLISHED: 12:08 22 July 2016 | UPDATED: 12:08 22 July 2016

Sainsbury's staff present ellenor with cheque for more than £7,000

Sainsbury's staff present ellenor with cheque for more than £7,000

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Money was raised in store and by selling donated goods

Staff and customers at Sainsbury’s in Crayford have helped raise more than £7,000 for hospice charity ellenor as part of a 12-month fundraising drive.

The supermarket raised funds for ellenor in a number of ways, including bucket collections and collection pots on each of the tills, while a number of the staff took part in last year’s Twilight Walk.

Two special ‘shop days’ were also held, when staff collected new and nearly new items from employees and customers. They were then allocated some space in ellenor’s shop in Crayford on two days and Sainsbury’s staff sold the donated items, raising money for the charity.

In total, £7,365.11 was raised for ellenor, which provides hospice care for people of all ages.

Terry McGinty, store manager in Crayford, said: “The care which ellenor provides touches both our customers and our staff – so we are delighted to have raised these funds for the charity.”

“We’d like to thank both our staff and our customers for all their support for our fundraising efforts over the past 12 months.”

In addition to raising money, the store donated raffle prizes to ellenor, including boxes of chocolates and biscuits.

ellenor’s Katherine Mobey commented: “We are so grateful to all the staff and customers at Sainsbury’s in Crayford for raising such a fantastic amount of money for us.

“Demand for our services is growing all the time, which means that we need more funds to keep giving our vital support to families facing terminal illness across this area. We currently support around 2000 families a year and receive between 200 and 300 referrals each month.”

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