Littlehampton Sainsbury’s donates £2788.40 to Veterans’ charity
Throughout the pandemic, Sainsbury’s in Littlehampton encouraged its customers and colleagues to support Care for Veterans with donations. Last week (16/09), Sainsbury’s Littlehampton ‘Great Place to Work’ colleagues, Vicci, Tracey and Anna from presented a cheque for £2788.40. The Mayor of Littlehampton, Cllr Michelle Molloy, also joined Care for Veterans’ Senior Fundraiser, Christine Gillott at the presentation.
Cllr Molloy said: “I am proud of all the hard work from Sainsburys throughout the pandemic and their fundraising efforts at such a challenging time.”
Rong Heaslewood, Sainsbury’s Littlehampton Manager, said: “We are very proud of all our colleagues, and the ‘Great Place to Work’ group who are very enthusiastic, and take the initiative to help.”
Tracey from the ‘Great Place to Work’ group, said: “Both my parents served in the forces, my dad was a Buff, and my mum was a nurse in QARANC (Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps), so supporting a veterans’ charity is amazing.”
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Christine Gillott, Senior Fundraiser for Care for Veterans, said: “We are so thankful to all the colleagues and customers at Sainsbury’s Littlehampton for supporting Care for Veterans during this most challenging time. Our regular fundraising activities during the pandemic had to be postponed and this had a huge impact on raising much needed funds. The fantastic amount raised would provide 80 physiotherapy sessions. Physiotherapy is an important part of rehabilitation, and just a couple of sessions a week can enable a disabled veteran in our care to achieve major goals for improved quality of life and independence.”
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