This coming weekend, Friday 31st July, Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August 2015, Sainsbury’s High Wycombe will launch their partnership with their new Local Charity of the Year, RobsARTTT.
The charity was started by 15 year old Holmer Green Senior School student Rob Holland after he was diagnosed with a rare teenage tumour, Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor (DSCRT).
RobsARTTT were chosen by customers through in store and online votes in June 2015 and will receive a year’s worth of support through fundraising and awareness from the store.
Representatives from the charity will join Sainsbury’s colleagues over the weekend to fundraise by selling RobsARTTT merchandise and bag packing for customers.
Amanda Dunkerton, RobsARTTT, said: ‘The Local Charity of the Year scheme has been successful for so many charities; we can’t wait to get started. We’re hoping the partnership will help raise awareness of our cause to the store’s customers and will help us develop the important research needed to fight DSCRT.‘
Vicky Hindley, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s High Wycombe, added: ‘We’re really looking forward to launching our partnership with RobsArttt this weekend. We had a fantastic response from our customers this year during the voting period.‘
The Sainsbury’s Local Charity scheme is now in its seventh year and has raised over £7 million to support local charities since 2009.
Founded in 1869, Sainsbury’s today operates over 1,200 stores, employing around 161,000 colleagues across the UK. With 24 million customer transactions every week, the company’s focus is on delivering high quality, affordable food, clothing and general merchandise across supermarkets, convenience stores and online.