Sainsburys Local in Clifton Road has selected The Friends of St Cross as their charity of the year. Store Manager Gary Cartwright said that “colleagues at the store unanimously chose to support The Friends from a wide selection of charities nominated by store customers. We will be organising several events during the year and hope to raise over £1,000 to support The Friends Diamond Jubilee Appeal.”

The store team has already made a successful request for support from the Sainsburys Community Budget and colleagues Sharon and John are pictured presenting a cheque for £300 to Tony Cousins, Vice President of The Friends and Willy Goldschmidt, Communications Lead.

The store has donated a 22" Colour TV for The Friends Christmas Raffle and have collection tins and a cylinder by the tills – so if supporters want to deposit coins collected at home they can do so easily when they are in town rather than having to come to Out Patients or Blood Taking at St Cross!