Staff at Sainsbury’s Superstore, Spalding, are asking shoppers to help them raise thousands of pounds towards research into Type 1 diabetes.
After an online and in-store vote, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) was chosen to be the store’s new Local Charity of the Year for 2016-17.
JDRF funds research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes, as well as working with government, academics and the NHS to speed up research in the UK and supporting people with type 1 diabetes and their families.
Gemma Robinson, a JDRF fundraiser in South Holland whose daughter Faith (seven) was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes five years ago, said: “We would like to thank everyone who voted for us and we are looking forward to the partnership with Sainsbury’s Spalding store.
“Becoming its Local Charity of the Year will make a huge difference to our charity and we look forward to working closely with staff at Sainsbury’s Spalding store.”
Store manager Paul Bryan said: “I would like to say congratulations to JDRF and it is great to be working with a new charity this year.
“My colleagues are really excited about the partnership.”
Becoming Sainsbury’s Spalding’s Local Charity of the Year will make a huge difference to JDRF and we look forward to working closely with staff at the storeGemma Robinson, JDRF fundraiser in South Holland