Sainsbury’s Hereford announces volunteering project with St Michael’s Hospice.

This initiative is a part of the supermarket’s 150th birthday celebrations, which includes 150 days of volunteering across the country that continues the company’s history of putting local communities first.

Over the next five months, Sainsbury’s staff will be volunteering at St Michael’s Hospice,  helping out at Hospice shops, and marshalling at Hospice fundraising events.

Sainsbury’s Hereford PR Ambassador Eleanor Bowers said, ‘We have chosen to support St Michael’s because it’s a charity very close to our hearts.

Thousands of colleagues across the UK are participating in the campaign, which includes supporting causes as diverse as local youth groups, elderly care homes, sports teams, community gardens and even bunny sanctuaries. 

As part of Sainsbury’s latest Living Well Index, research has shown that those who connect more to their community are more likely to be living well. This insight is a key reason why stores across the country are connecting with their local area in a bid to make everyone feel a part of the greater community.

Sainsbury’s Hereford store manager Adam Harding said, ‘We’re excited to be helping St Michael’s – it’s a great way for our colleagues to come together and support the community. We’re looking forward to seeing the impact these 150 days has on the people we care about.’

St Michael’s Community Fundraising Manager Paddy Nugent said the Hospice is very touched by the commitment from Sainsbury’s and Argos. ‘Having their staff’s expertise and enthusiasm will make a big difference to all at St Michael’s, and we appreciate their time.’

Photo: St Michael’s Community Fundraising Manager Paddy Nugent with staff at Sainsbury’s in Hereford