Store names hospice as Charity of the Year

Sainsbury's Alnwick staff.
Sainsbury's Alnwick staff.

HospiceCare North Northumberland is pleased to announce that it has once again been chosen as Sainsbury’s Alnwick’s Charity of the Year.

The charity was previously selected in 2015, raising more than £10,000 from various in-store fund-raising activities.

Emma Arthur, from HospiceCare, said “This is a fantastic opportunity to do some fantastic local fund-raising for our clinical services.

“Being given a Charity of the Year status not only presents the hospice with an opportunity to raise much-needed funds, but also to raise the profile of our clinical services to a wider audience.

“We have met the Sainsbury’s Good Place to Work Team to discuss ideas for fund-raising over the coming months.”

As part of the fund-raising efforts, the shop is running a mega raffle. First prize is a Sainsbury’s Christmas dinner hamper, worth £100, while the runner-up will win a £50 hamper, also donated by the store.

There are a further 28 prizes to be won, donated by various Alnwick businesses. Tickets, £2 each, are available to buy in-store and the draw will take place on Saturday.

HospiceCare volunteers will bag-pack this weekend and the Westfield Brass Quintet will perform on Sunday.

Check or the in-store noticeboard for HospiceCare news.