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Help us make a difference

Over the past five years, our stores have partnered with local charities and raised over £6 million. During May and June our customers nominate their favourite local registered charity. One is selected from the nominations and supported over the next 12 months through fundraising and volunteering. Nominations for 2014 are now closed. Thank you for your continued support and remember to check your local Sainsbury's store to see which charity has been selected.
Success Stories

Why do we do it?

Every year our customers and colleagues work together to support a local cause at the heart of their community. Fundraising activities, like dressing up and running marathons, help us support some of the country's most vulnerable people.

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How it works

  • Nominate your Local Charity

    Simply fill in the form below to nominate your charity.
    Nominations will close on Sunday 8th June

  • All nominations are reviewed

    Each store will create a shortlist of 3 Local Charities

  • Meet and greet

    Each of the 3 selected charities will be invited to present to the store

  • The selected charity

    We will announce the winning charity and
    start planning fundraising activities

Nominations are

now closed

Nominations are now closed for 2014.
We will be announcing the chosen Local Charity in July 2014
Please check your local Sainsbury's store to see which charity has been selected

Success Stories

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Our Local Charities: giving people a second chance

One of the charities we supported through our Local Charity scheme is Guide Dogs for the Blind. It was chosen last May by our customers and colleagues at Sainsbury's Blackpole store in Worcester. Together, they raised almost £5,000 for the charity's work with blind or partially sighted people.

Sainsbury's Blackpole

Customers and colleagues at Sainsbury's Blackpole have raised almost £5,000 for their Local Charity - Guide Dogs for the Blind - with activities including tombolas and bag-packing. In return for raising £5,000, the store was allowed to name a puppy at the charity's National Breeding Centre. "It's been a fantastic year," said Chris Weston, PR Ambassador at the store.

A two-way partnership

Volunteers and dog-owners from the charity also set up visits to Sainsbury's Blackpole to raise awareness and collect donations. "It was definitely a two-way partnership," said Chris. "Everyone loved it when the Guide Dogs turned up!"

How have Sainsbury's made a difference?

Guide Dogs for the Blind provides a range of mobility services for the visually-impaired. The money that we raised went towards:
  • Looking after breeding stock
  • Paying for puppy-walking/training
  • Funding services and support for visually-impaired people in the local community

Giving Steve a second chance

One of the people the charity supports is Steve Brown, a civil servant from Worcestershire. Steve struggled with a white cane for nine years before getting in touch with the charity. He now relies on his Guide Dog, Jake. "He's definitely given me my confidence back," said Steve.
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The lifetime cost of one our dogs is around £50,000, so Sainsbury's support has been vital. We're so grateful to Sainsbury's for giving us the opportunity to be a Local Charity for the year.

Susan Bushell, Guide Dogs for the Blind

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