Sainsbury’s Ely celebrates successful first few months of charity partnership

Callum Fairhurst at Sainsbury

Callum Fairhurst at Sainsbury - Credit: Archant

MORE than £700 has already been raised for the Liam Fairhurst Foundation through generous donations from colleagues and customers at Sainsbury’s in Ely.

Callum Fairhurst with Sainsbury's Ely staff

Callum Fairhurst with Sainsbury's Ely staff - Credit: Archant

The store announced back in May that the foundation would be its official charity partner for the year and hundreds of pounds have already been donated.

The launch event, which featured games and competitions for Sainsbury’s staff and customers, raised £514 alone.

Further fundraising through the sales of the charity’s pin badge, and collection tins at the checkouts, brought the total to £717.56.

All colleagues will be wearing the charity pin badge, which can also be purchased in store for £2, with all proceeds going to the charity.

Sainsbury’s Ely will continue to work closely with the charity for the next year, and hope to raise £10,000.

Charity co-ordinator Luke Edwards, from Sainsbury’s Ely, said: “We hope that our customers will continue to back our fundraising efforts and help us reach our £10,000 target. Throughout the year we expect to hold many more exciting events in store to raise the much needed funds for the Liam Fairhurst Foundation”.

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The Soham based charity, set up in 2011, aims to help young people affected by cancer, disabilities and illness. Recently the Foundation celebrated its success through a reception at Downing Street, hosted by Chancellor George Osborne, and attended by more than 100 people including staff from Sainsbury’s Ely.

For more information about the Liam Fairhurst Foundation visit