Staff at Sainsbury’s Partick store recently raised more than £1400 for Sport Relief through sponsored mountain climbs and marathons.
Last month, on Sport Relief night, the company was able to say their workers across the UK had raised more than £4 million for this year’s campaign.
Since their sponsorship of Comedy Relief began in 1999 – the charity from which Sport Relief comes – the corporate has donated a whopping £60 million.
The Partick Sainsbury team’s efforts began with a cycling event in store. This was followed by a sponsored climb of Ben Narnain and the Cobbler, Completing the series of sporting events was the participation of the Partick Team in the company’s Sport Relief Mile run in Prestwick where Sainsbury’s Chief Executive, Justin King ran.
Amber Gove, a Counters Team Leader, said: ‘Running for a good cause with so many local people was a truly great experience. Sainsbury’s are proud to have sponsored the mile and we’d like to thank all our customers who literally went the extra mile in their fundraising efforts for Sport Relief.’
Sainsbury’s Chief Executive Justin King ran 32 miles over a range of company Sport Relief Mile events and spurred a total of 1000 company colleagues to run with him.
Local charities including Glasgow’s North United Communities (Formerly: Ruchill Youth Project) in Possilpark will benefit from Sport Relief fundraising this year.
Katherine How, the company’s Sport Relief Sponsorship Manager said: ‘Our customers in Partick have helped to transform lives in some of the world’s poorest countries, as well as support our local community, so I’d like to say thank-you to them all.’