A DISABLED children’s’ charity will survive for another year with a little help from Sainsbury’s.
Kidz Aware, which supports disabled people, carers and teaches kids about bullying, will benefit from a year’s fundraising by supermarket staff.
The charity, based at Jubilee Hall Community Centre, Townly Road, Lupset, was struggling to stay afloat until staff at Sainsbury’s Ings Road store stepped in.
Customers voted for Kidz Aware to be Sainsbury’s local charity partner for the next 12 months.
Gillian Archbold, who runs the charity, said: “I’d like to thank everyone at Sainsbury’s who nominated us to be the store’s new local charity partner. I hope this partnership will raise awareness among of what we do and the impact we have in the community.
“We now look forward to a successful year working with the store’s colleagues on this exciting initiative.”
Kidz Aware was formed in 2006 and visits schools around the district using puppet shows to educate children about disability, bullying and racism.
Now customers at Sainsbury’s can donate to the charity, and staff are planning events to raise cash for the charity and riase awareness of its work.
Store manager Sean Higgins said: “Kidz Aware is such a worthy local cause and we’re pleased and proud to be supporting it over 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.”