Sainbury’s Make a Difference
Sainsbury’s Archer Road appoint Weston Park Cancer Charity ‘Local Charity of the Year’
Shoppers and staff at Sainsbury’s Sheffield Archer Road branch have kindly pledged to support Weston Park Cancer Charity by adopting the non-profit organisation as Local Partner Charity of the Year.
Various charitable organisations were considered, but Weston Park, which helps and supports people of all ages that have developed cancer, topped the poll.
Weston Park Hospital is one of just four specialist cancer hospitals in England, and the only one in Yorkshire, and is home to the only radiotherapy department in South Yorkshire – meaning patients from across the region are required to attend for radiotherapy treatment.
Over 18,000 patients are currently under the care of Weston Park Hospital, which equates to over 150,000 individual patient visits each year.
The partnership means staff from the Archer Road supermarket will spend 12 months helping raise awareness and funds, to help create a better life for patients and their families living with, and beyond, cancer.
Jade Hearsum, Community Fundraiser for Weston Park Cancer Charity, said: “We’re delighted to be named the new local charity partner for Sainsbury’s Archer Road.
“We’d like to thank everyone who voted for us. This partnership will make a huge difference to the lives of people living with cancer.”
On 4 August, Weston Park Cancer Charity kicked off their fundraising stint with a tombola and bucket collection, raising £688.
Danny Powell, Store Manager for Sainsbury’s Archer Road, said: “It is fantastic to be working in partnership with our new charity of the year – Weston Park Cancer Charity, who were voted for by our customers and our colleagues. The work that Weston Park does is amazing, and it is vital to our local community, and beyond.
“On our first day of fundraising we managed to raise nearly £700, which was a great start, but I know by working closely together we can achieve so much more. Everyone in our store is fully behind ensuring we make this partnership a real success and I believe that through dedication and hard work over the next year, we can help raise even more much needed funds so that Weston Park can continue their fantastic work.”
Over the years, Weston Park Cancer Charity has played a pivotal role in bringing world-class treatments and research to Weston Park Hospital, giving patients access to the latest advances in the treatment of cancer. Not only does this improve the quality of cancer services across the board, but it helps Weston Park’s world-leading clinicians better understand the disease, paving the way for the hope of one day finding a cure.