TWO good causes will get a financial boost after they were chosen as charities of the year by customers of two supermarkets.
Sainsbury’s in Ryhall Road, Stamford, will be fundraising and collecting food for the town’s first ever foodbank.
And the company’s store in Exeter Street, Bourne will be raising money for Lives, the first responder lifesaving service run by volunteers.
Stamford Foodbank is due to be launched on July 18 at Stamford Town Hall and will open on July 30.
Once open volunteers will collect food on the third Sunday of every month and take it to the foodbank in All Saints and St John’s Church Hall in West Street.
Foodbank organiser Nicola Dunkin said: “It’s absolutely brilliant and wonderful for us that the store will be supporting us. The response we’ve had from the people of Stamford has been overwhelming.”
The scheme has a list of voucher holders who determine who they can offer aid to.
For more information about the foodbank, visit www.stamford.foodbank.org.uk
In Bourne, shoppers will be able to donate directly to Lives.
Store manager Karl Cunningham said: “Lives is such a worthy local cause and we’re pleased and proud to be supporting it.
“We’ll be letting our customers know of our fundraising plans in-store and we hope they can join our colleagues in supporting them”.
Last year, the shop raised £1,700 for Bourne Outdoor Pool Preservation Trust.
l Owls were on show at Sainsbury’s in Bourne as the store raised funds for a pet refuge centre.
More than £350 was raised for the Exotic Pet Refuge in Deeping St James through generous donations in bucket collections.