Thousands raised for Stroke Unit
05 August 2018
Southend Hospital Charity and Sainsbury’s Local in Rayleigh have just completed a two year charity partnership to raise £5,870.94 for the Stroke Unit at Southend University Hospital.
To raise this money, staff at the Rayleigh store held monthly
competitions, raffles and collections. A member of
Sainsbury's staff; Kevin Perryer, successfully completed the
RideLondon 100 mile cycle challenge last year, contributing £785 to
the total raised.
The team at Sainsbury's also kitted out the unit with fans and
radios to help improve the time that patients spend in
hospital. In addition, Sainsbury's customers donated
toiletries for over-night patients and activity books to aid
Elise Fleetwood, Corporate Relations Manager for Southend
Hospital Charity, said: "We are extremely grateful for the huge
amount of effort and energy the staff at Sainsbury's Local in
Rayleigh has put in to supporting one of our important causes.
"The support we continue to receive from our local community
really is wonderful, we are so thankful. The money raised will help
to make some very worthwhile patient focused recovery projects a
reality. Thank you Sainsbury's!"
Ann Barber, Charity Champion at Sainsbury's Local in Rayleigh
said: "The fundraising has been great fun and we have loved doing
it. We are all very proud to hand over this fantastic amount of
money for our local Stroke Unit which has helped so many of our