This Tuesday (15th November) John Cook the operations manger was invited into Sainsbury’s to go to their colleague council meeting. This was a really nice and encouraging experience as Julie (PR lady and our contact) took him around the store to personally thank a number of the workers who have been working so hard to raise the money for the project.
There is a teddy toy tower in the café which has alone raised £700 already. The ladies were telling John that people buy a book for example, read it, and then bring it back to be a sold again (Good business he thought!!)
In the meeting itself John was presented with a cheque for £2500 which is the money they have raised so far, this is from sponsored walks, parties, quiz nights, the selling of scrap metal, the toy tower and much more. We are so grateful to these guys and this is an amazing amount.
We were also able to discuss briefly our partnership and what we are looking to do in the New Year which is very exciting.
One of the main highlights for the project though has been the work placement that Sainsbury’s have offered. We now have 10 people that have secured jobs at Sainsbury’s through our partnership.