Sainsbury's collect for Heartbeat

Collections from Sainsbury's in Penwortham have raised almost £900 for Heartbeat.

Monday, 10th April 2017, 4:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:51 pm
Heartbeat collectors Peter and Ann Hilton (far right), with Sainsbury's staff Paul Gordon, Cath Spence and Jackie Campbell

Supermarket collections from Sainsbury’s in Penwortham have raised almost £900 for Heartbeat.Over the last 12 months, generous customers and helpful staff raised a total of £882.78 for the heart charity.David Binns, manager of the Sainsbury’s store, said: “We are always happy to add our support to this fantastic cause, where local people benefit from the community support given at their local convenience store. Well done to all involved.”Lynn Preston, from Heartbeat’s fund-raising team, said: “Heartbeat would like to thank everybody who was involved. This amount of money could provide 20 local people 10 weeks cardiac rehabilitation in Penwortham.“Each week Heartbeat supports more than 800 local people with cardiac rehabilitation sessions in Preston and the surrounding areas which currently costs nearly £1m per year, all of which needs to come from voluntary donations. “Supermarket collections help us to raise vital funds and awareness of heart disease amongst the local community. One in four people in Lancashire are affected by heart disease so working with companies like Sainsbury’s really does help us help us to make a big difference in our local community.”

Could you volunteer and collect funds for an hour or two between 10am and 4pm?

Store Collections 2017

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Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23: Aldi, Towngate, Leyland

Monday April 24 and Friday April 28: Morrisons Blackpool Road

Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7: Aldi, Towngate, Leyland

Sunday May 7: Booths, Fulwood and Tesco Buckshaw Village

Saturday May 20 and May 21:Booths Chorley and Aldi, Towngate, Leyland

Friday to Sunday June 16 to 18: Sainsbury’s Penwortham

Saturday July 8 and Sunday July 9: Aldi, Cuerden Way Bamber Bridge

Saturday July 22 and Sunday July 23, Aldi, Cuerden Way Bamber Bridge

Saturday August 12: Booths, Fulwood

Friday August 18 to Sunday August 20: Sainsbury’s Penwortham

Friday to Sunday September 8 to 10: Booths Longton

To volunteer call Lynn on 01772 717147 or email [email protected] or ask for more information at reception.