Sainsbury’s in Trinity Walk says help us bag charity cash for Yorkshire Air Ambulance!

Picture of Mayor of Wakefield Elaine Blezard, mascots and air ambulance staff bag packing and launching the start of a campaign to raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which will be supported by the supermarket and mayor over the next year.' 'LOCATION: Sainsbury's supermarket, Trinity Walk, Wakefield' Pictured L/R: Abbe Pease and  Connie Smithson

Picture of Mayor of Wakefield Elaine Blezard, mascots and air ambulance staff bag packing and launching the start of a campaign to raise money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which will be supported by the supermarket and mayor over the next year.' 'LOCATION: Sainsbury's supermarket, Trinity Walk, Wakefield' Pictured L/R: Abbe Pease and Connie Smithson

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A SUPERMARKET has called on shoppers to help bag £10,000 to support a life-saving charity.

Customers at Sainsbury’s, in Trinity Walk, voted for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) as the store’s new Local Charity partner

During the next 12 months staff at the store want to raise £10,000 to support the charity which provides rapid response emergency services.

Kerry Garner, YAA West Yorkshire Regional Fundraiser said: “We were absolutely delighted when Sainsbury’s Trinity Walk made us their charity partner for the year.

“They are such a well known store and we are very much looking forward to working with them over the next year.

“We’re an independent charity needing to raise £7,200 every day. The support of Sainsbury’s staff and colleagues will be a boost to our fundraising activities.”

The charity vote took place in store in May.

Paul Calvert, store manager, said: “Yorkshire Air Ambulance is such a worthy local cause and we’re pleased and proud to be supporting it for the next 12 months.

“We’ll be letting our customers know of our fundraising plans in-store and we hope they can join our colleagues in helping support them.”

YAA was set up in 2000 and relies on donations from the public.

The charity operates two air ambulances which cover the entire county and its five million population.

For more information on how to support Sainsbury’s in their fundraising efforts visit the store.