Customers aid cancer charity

Sainsbury's Straiton has chosen Cancer Research UK as its charity

Sainsbury's Straiton has chosen Cancer Research UK as its charity

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Cancer research is to receive a welcome boost thanks to a new fundraising agreement with Sainsbury’s Straiton.

The partnership launched after the store’s customers and staff voted to put Cancer Research UK at the heart of the store’s fundraising activities over the next year.

Sainsbury’s staff are now planning a series of events, which will raise as much money as possible for the charity’s work at the Edinburgh Cancer Research UK Centre.

The supermarket’s local charity partner scheme, which began in 2009, has raised more than £5 million to support local communities in the last four years.

Last year the Straiton store raised more than £5000 for Thornton Rose Ride Ability Group, based in Rosewell.

Superstore manager Lewis Scott said: “We’ve had a great response from our customers and we’re delighted to have chosen a charity which many of our customers and colleagues can associate with.

“We will now be working closely with the charity to ensure they really benefit from the local charity partnership.”

Customers and staff voted for a charity earlier this year.