Store’s staff pledge to sup­port so­ci­ety

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

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.

●» Mac­cles­field Eye So­ci­ety vol­un­teers meet staff from the store

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