Sainsbury’s Sprucefield check out £13,000 for Age NI

Sainsbury’s Sprucefield have raised £13,200 for Age NI following a year long charity partnership.

We were selected by staff and customers in July 2018, following an online public vote.

Over the last year, staff and customers have got involved in a range of fundraising activities, including collections and bag packs, as well as hosting a 90’s evening. The supermarket also welcomed service users from our Laurelhill day centre for a number of coffee mornings in the store’s café.

Steven Pollock, Store Manager, Sainsbury’s Sprucefield said:

“We are absolutely delighted and so proud to have raised £13,200 for Age NI through our charity partnership. This year marks our 150th birthday and we’re celebrating by encouraging all our colleagues to get involved with great causes in their local communities. It’s been so inspiring to see the commitment and enthusiasm of all our staff, as well as the amazing support from the local community, who have supported our collections and fundraising events throughout the year.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped make the partnership such a success, and wish Age NI all the best as they continue with their mission to help people enjoy a better later life.”

Funds raised will enable Age NI to provide a range of advice, care and support to older people across Northern Ireland, to enable them to stay independent and connected in later life.

Rosalind Cole, our Regional Fundraising Manager added:

“We’d like to thank the staff, management and customers of Sainsbury’s Sprucefield for their amazing support over the last year. As well as raising much needed funds for the charity, they’ve played a huge role in raising awareness of the support provided by Age NI to older people, to help them love later life.

“These funds will make such a huge difference to local older people, helping us to be there when they have no one else to turn to.”