Ely supermarket gets behind Branching Out
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Sainsbury’s has announced that Littleport charity Branching Out will receive a year’s worth of fund-raising and awareness support.
The charity, that supports adults with learning disabilities, will be the new local charity partner for the Ely branch.
To celebrate the announcement, colleagues were given a tour of Branching Out’s main site in Grange Lane, Littleport.
The store team will now be fundraising for the new charity by holding a various activities throughout the next year.
The Ely store, in Lisle Lane, has had great success in supporting previous local charities and last year raised £5,460 for Liam Fairhurst Foundation.
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Customers had a say in this year’s announcement and voted in-store and online in June. The store colleagues then decided that Branching Out were the best charity for them to work with to make a real difference.
Susan Wiggans from Branching Out said: “We know the success that the local charity partnership has bought to many charities in the area, so when we received the news, we were thrilled.
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“We hope the partnership will help raise awareness of our cause to the store’s customers and will help us develop the important service we provide to the community.”