Local Sainsbury’s store raises more than £3,000 for Compaid

Thousands of pounds have been raised by the Sainsbury’s Local in Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge for local disability charity Compaid.

The money was raised during a year-long partnership that included fundraising events, the sale of special greeting cards designed by disabled artists trained by Compaid, and a donation through plastic bag sales. In total, £3,428 was raised by staff and customers during the year. The money will help to pay for more disabled people to receive computer skills training and transport support from Compaid in and around Tonbridge.

The partnership came about through Sainsbury’s customer Jem Crick, who runs the mobile drinks company Mochafella and is a long standing supporter of the charity. Staff at the branch agreed to make Compaid their charity of the year in June 2015.

Fundraising Manager at the charity, Diane Bradley said: “We were delighted to have the opportunity to raise funds and awareness of our work through Sainsbury Local. Our cards have been very popular with customers, which has delighted our disabled clients who designed them. We would like to thank everyone who donated during the year.”

Sainsbury’s Local manager Dave Ball commented “It has been a pleasure working with Compaid this past year, and we are delighted to have raised such a significant sum, I would like to thank the local community for supporting such a worthy charity.”