London Colney supermarket pledges support for community’s elderly

PUBLISHED: 19:00 03 August 2010

Left to right, one of the organisers for Age concern St albans, Alison Down, client Margaret Mahoney, deputy manager for Sainsburys London Colney Stuart Priest, client Doris Guy and chairman of Age concern St Albans Ian Woods.

Left to right, one of the organisers for Age concern St albans, Alison Down, client Margaret Mahoney, deputy manager for Sainsburys London Colney Stuart Priest, client Doris Guy and chairman of Age concern St Albans Ian Woods.

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A SUPERSTORE has opted to adopt Age Concern in St Albans as its charity for the coming year.

Sainsbury’s in London Colney asked customers and colleagues to nominate the charities important to them to re-launch its Local Charity Partner scheme.

Age Concern was chosen because it is local, it was felt it would benefit more from what Sainsbury’s could offer and it was helping elderly people in the community.

To kick-start the scheme, Sainsbury’s has already donated £300 that will contribute towards the cost of food for those who attend Age Concern day centres during the summer months.

Stuart Priest, deputy manager of Sainsbury’s in London Colney, said: “Sainsbury’s will help with supplying food over the next seven weeks and funding for Age Concern.”

To raise funds, the supermarket has organised a barbecue and summer party during August and is arranging other events throughout the year. It will also invite members of Age Concern to a Christmas dinner, a coffee morning and a tour of the store.

Ian Woods, chair of trustees at Age Concern, said: “Age Concern in St Albans is a local charity with limited funds and are reliant on volunteers. Sainsbury’s will make a big difference.”

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