Stevenage supermarket raises thousands for charity

A SUPERMARKET has raised thousands of pounds for a charity which supports families with terminally and chronically ill children.

Sainsbury’s at Corey’s Mill, Stevenage, handed over a cheque for �3,600 on Monday to the Libra Support Group, the store’s chosen charity of the year.

Libra, who offer emotional support to the families involved and also arrange day’s trips and special weekends away, hold weekly support meetings every Wednesday at Lister Hospital.

Adrian Clark, store manager at Corey’s Mill, presented the cheque to Joy Dickinson and Steve Long from Libra, and was joined by children who have benefitted from the charity’s work.

Mr Clark said: “The charity does fantastic work but really does get little opportunity for public awareness which is why we have chosen it as our charity of the year.

“We have been able to raise �3,600 over the past year which has been done with the support of the colleagues in store through sky diving, bag packing, running in the Stevenage Half Marathon and fancy dress.”

The Libra Support Group will put the funds towards updating their existing caravan, used by the families for holidays away between hospital treatments.