Launch of Guide Dogs for the Blind as Sainsbury’s Grantham charity of the year

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At the weekend, Sainsbury’s Grantham will launch their partnership with their new Local Charity of the Year, Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Sainsbury’s customers chose this inspiring charity at the beginning of July and the charity will now receive a year’s worth of support through fund-raising and awareness from the store.

Carol Brown, a representative from Guide Dogs for the Blind said: “Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme has made a real difference to many charities over the last few years and we’re delighted to have been selected. We’re really looking forward to getting started and raising awareness of our cause as well as raising vital funds to continue our work in the community.”

Representatives from the charity will join Sainsbury’s colleagues over the weekend to kick start the fund-raising with events such as Guide dogs being in the store, a tombola running over the whole weekend, and educational pieces, including ‘Sim’ specks which allow you to get a greater understanding of what it feels like to be blind.

“We’re really looking forward to working with Guide Dogs for the Blind over the next year and the team have some great ideas for fund-raising. We hope our support will make a real difference to the charity, and customers enjoy the variety of activities we are planning,” stated Debbie Wrightson, store manager at Sainsbury’s, Grantham.

The Local Charity scheme is now in its seventh year and has raised over £7 million to support local charities since 2009.