Chippenham charity partner aids hospice

This Is Wiltshire: Pictured are Chloe Giles, Arron Gardiner, duty manager Menna Sandall, Phillippa Watson from Dorothy House, Dan Hulland, duty manager, Jan Hackett, Chris Powell and Carol Craft Pictured are Chloe Giles, Arron Gardiner, duty manager Menna Sandall, Phillippa Watson from Dorothy House, Dan Hulland, duty manager, Jan Hackett, Chris Powell and Carol Craft

Sainsbury's in Chippenham has raised more than £3,800 for Dorothy House in the past year.

The hospice, which supports people with a life-threatening illness, was voted by Sainsbury’s customers as their favourite charity, and has received a year of fundraising support from the supermarket.

Phillippa Watson, corporate and events fundraiser for the charity, said: “We’ve enjoyed a great partnership with the team at Sainsbury’s Chippenham. It has worked really well and has been a very positive experience for all of us. And the good news is, they’ve raised £3,862 for Dorothy House and had fun at the same time.”

The store’s colleagues took out their knitting needles to make Easter baskets and chicks, which were filled with chocolate eggs and donated to the charity for a tulip tea party for bereaved children.

The store also held a Dot Cotton day, raffle, cake sale, and a toy donation event.

Sainsbury’s store manager Paul Gunter said: “We know what an important part they play in the community and we hope the year-long partnership has helped remind our customers of the valuable service they provide. We’ll certainly now be looking into ways we can support them in the future.”

The store will choose its next charity partner in July.

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