Ely Foodbank becomes Ely Sainsbury’s new Local Charity of the Year

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  • Charity to receive a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness support from the store’s colleagues and customers
  • It’s the seventh year of the Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme
Local Charity Announcement PHOTO BY LUKE EDWARDS
Local Charity Announcement
Photo By Luke Edwards

Sainsbury’s Ely has announced that Ely Foodbank will be the store’s Local Charity of the Year. The charity was voted in by customers in store and online with a total of 263 votes.

Ely Foodbank was set up in 2012 and provides three days of emergency food supplies and additional support to local people in crisis.

To celebrate the announcement, a launch day will take place at the store on Friday 31st July and Saturday 1st August. Customers get a chance to meet representatives from the charity and learn more about the work they do. The store team will also be fundraising for the new charity by holding a collection at the front of the store.  

Cathy Wright, project director from Ely Foodbank said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be chosen as the Sainsbury’s Ely’s Local Charity of Year. We can’t wait to work together and raise the profile of our charity over the next year. Thank you to all the customers that voted for us, we really appreciate the support”

The Local Charity scheme is now in its seventh year and this year for the first time, customers got the chance to vote for their favourite charity from a shortlist put together by their local store. The scheme has raised over £7 million to support local charities since 2009.