21 April 2016:Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme is back and the Eastbourne store is looking for a new charity to support from the local area. 

Over the next couple of months, Sainsbury’s stores will make a shortlist of charities for customers to vote for. The winning charity will then receive a year of support from the store, which includes fundraising and awareness. Customers can vote between 13th – 26th June in stores and online.

The Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme has raised over £9million over the last seven years and has helped thousands of charities across the UK. 

Liz Atwell, Store Manager of Sainsbury’s Eastbourne, said:

“There are so many fantastic charities in the local area who do brilliant work in our community. We’d love to hear from charities we haven’t supported before.”

If you would like to apply, please register your interest at the customer service desk or kiosk at your local branch, Sainsbury’s Eastbourne, Ashford rd., Eastbourne, BN21 3NW be considered. The nominations close on 9th May. Please note all charities must be registered to the UK Charity Commission.