Community project to be given supermarket support

Dave Goddard at St Jude's
Dave Goddard at St Jude's
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A Kettering supermarket has announced a community project will be its nominated charity over the next 12 months.

Sainsbury’s has chosen St Jude’s, a drop-in centre and foodbank on Northampton Road, to benefit from a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness support.

The announcement follows a vote online and in store by customers.

Project leader at St Jude’s, Dave Goddard, said the charity was thrilled by the announcement.

“We know the success that the (Sainsbury’s) local charity partnership has bought to many charities in the area, so when we received the recent phone call to tell us the news, we were thrilled.

“The exposure and support is going to be massively beneficial to our charity and I’d like to thank every Sainsbury’s Kettering customer who voted”.

Kettering MP Philip Hollobone added: “I’d like to congratulate St Jude’s Community Project on being announced as Kettering Sainsbury’s new Local Charity Partner.

“I know what a difference the initiative has made to local charities in my constituency in raising not just vital funds, but raising awareness of their cause too. I look forward to seeing how the partnership progresses over the coming months.”