Store chooses charity partner

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Newton Stewart’s Sainsbury’s has announced Apex Scotland will receive a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness support.

The charity, which is a specialist organisation that for 25 years has contributed to a safer Scotland by working with ex-offenders and young people and adults at risk to give them the necessary skills to change their behaviour and lead fulfilling lives, will be the new local charity partner for the town’s store.

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

Sainsbury’s Newton Stewart has had great success in supporting previous local charities and last year raised £700 for Newton Stewart’s Riverside Day Centre. The charity will be using the money to keep the bus running so the elderly attendees can still enjoy what the day centre has to offer.

Customers had a huge say in this year’s announcement and voted in-store and online from May 1-15.

Sainsbury’s Newton Stewart manager 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.”