Store’s staff pledge to support society
A SUPERMARKET has its sights set on helping out a local good cause.
Macclesfield Eye Society has been chosen to benefit from the Local Charity scheme by Sainsbury’s Macclesfield store.
That means for the next 12 months the store’s staff will be raising funds and awareness for the society and its work helping blind and partially sighted people to live independently. The charity also aims to help people make good lifestyle choices to maintain sound eye health.
The store, on Cumberland Street, annually supports a local initiative and last year raised more than £2,600 for Age UK.
The retailer’s Local Charity scheme is now in its sixth year and gives customers the chance to vote for their favourite local charity to be considered to receive a year of support.
Customers had their say in this year’s announcement and voted in-store and online.
Michael Drapes, chairman of the society, based on Queen Victoria Street, said: “When we received the recent phone call to tell us the news, we were thrilled.
“We hope the partnership will help to raise awareness of our cause with the store’s customers which will help us develop the important services we provide in the community”.
After the customers had their say staff then decided that the society was the best charity for them to work with.
James Warriner, store manager, said: “We’re delighted to have chosen a charity which struck a chord with many of our colleagues.” For information about he services provided by Macclesfield Eye Society, phone 01625 422602 or e-mail info@vision15. co.uk.
●» Macclesfield Eye Society volunteers meet staff from the store