Supermarket support for pet charity

Sainsbury's Darnley has named its new Local Charity of the Year, Give a Dog a Bone, after an online vote by customers at the branch.

The charity will now receive a year’s worth of support through fundraising and awareness raising from the store.

Louise Russell, founder of Give a Dog a Bone, said: “We’re really excited to have been chosen as the store’s new Local Charity of the Year, as the partnership will let our local community know that the charity exists to support the over 60’s to afford a rescue pet companion.”

Sarah Brown, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Darnley, added: “We had a very successful launch for our new Local Charity of the Year, Give a dog a bone….and an animal a home .

“I’d like to thank all of our customers for their support on the day and can’t wait to see how the partnership develops over the next year. ”

The Local Charity of the Year scheme is now in its ninth year and has raised over £13 million to support local charities since 2009.