Sainsbury’s Trowbridge has completed a year-long local charity partnership with CLIC Sargent having raised £5,000, the most the store has raised in a single year since it opened five years ago.
Sainsbury’s Trowbridge started the local partnership with the charity by turning the store foyer gold to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place each year in September.
Other fundraising events through the year have included a pyjama day and selling donated second-hand books.
The amazing effort of staff and customers saw the store exceed its original target and raise £5,000, the most the store has raised in a single year since it opened five years ago.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager James McDonald said: “We are so thankful for the wonderful community in Trowbridge that has supported CLIC Sargent for years through our charity shop in the town and now through the Sainsbury’s partnership too.
“The average family has a 60 mile round trip for a child to receive cancer treatment. For a Trowbridge family, that is the equivalent of driving to Bristol and back up to five times a week.
“CLIC Sargent provides free accommodation at nine Homes from Home, which are close to specialist hospitals around the country so that families can stay near their child during treatment, as this is often far from the family home.
“The wonderful fundraising from Sainsbury’s Trowbridge could support even more families to stay in our Homes from Home and keep families together during treatment.”