Supermarket helps clubs get active

SCHOOLS, clubs and nurseries across Wigtownshire have received Active Kids equipment from Sainsbury’s, Newton Stewart.

Active Kids 2011 has been a great success in Newton Stewart, and since the campaign began, Sainsbury’s in the town has helped to donate £7,113 worth of equipment to schools in their LEA since 2005.

Twenty-two schools, clubs and nurseries in Wigtownshire were registered for this year’s campaign, and customers were able to collect vouchers between Wednesday 9th February to Tuesday 31st May.

Sainsbury’s Newton Stewart Store Manager Debbie Barnes is delighted with the customer and colleague participation in this year’s scheme. She said: “We’d like to thank our customers for their support in our campaign, and we hope organisations in the area are happy with this year’s array of Active Kids equipment, which we hope will make a positive contribution to their learning and well-being”.

This year, those involved were able to order equipment including kit set to Paralympic requirements, in the build-up to next year’s Paralympic Games. These included the ‘Butterfly Spacesaver Rollaway Table Tennis Table’, which has a wheelchair friendly design.