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Sainsbury’s charity cash brings summer fun to Hornchurch children

PUBLISHED: 12:44 21 July 2016 | UPDATED: 12:44 21 July 2016

Sainsbury's staff present the cheque to Add+up charity

Sainsbury's staff present the cheque to Add+up charity

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Thousands of pounds fund raised by a supermarket was awarded to a charity on Tuesday.

Sainsbury’s, High Street, Hornchurch, sponsored Attention Deficit Disorders Uniting Parents (Add+up) as its charity of the year for 2015-2016.

A total of £4,042.27 was donated along with £1,577 from the sale of carrier bags.

“We are absolutely delighted and never expected it to reach this amount,” said Sheila Keeling, manager of the charity in Billet Lane, Hornchurch.

“We were greatly surprised.”

Last year, the charity lost vital funding from Havering Council and activities had to be scaled down due to the cuts.

But thanks to Sainsbury’s and the generosity of customers children have a summer of fun to look forward to.

“The money will be used for our four week summer programme of activities for our children with ADHD and their siblings,” continued Ms Keeling.

“We know the children will enjoy every minute of it while also having the opportunity to learn about their ADHD, how to manage it, and meet new friends.”

The charity manager added: “A huge thank you to Sainsbury’s, this has been a great year working with them to raise funds for our charity and also to say thank you to all the staff who were so very supportive and helpful.”


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