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Sainsbury's Journal Feb 2014

west Newquay It took the peak of his powers, but Dominic Wood completed a gruelling eight-day hike to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, raising a fantastic £4,300 for the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust. Dominic has been fundraising for the group since signing up in August 2012, including collections at various stores in the region. “When I heard about the Kilimanjaro trek, I really couldn’t help myself,” said Dominic. “It was a chance to go on an extreme challenge, while helping out an absolutely brilliant charity!” Your news News and pictures from around the regions At a glance Our Christmas in numbers 60M We sold a record amount of individual mince pies to our Christmas customers. 110,000 Our customers bought over a hundred thousand delicious chocolate baubles in Christmas week. 72M Festive Christmas favourite, the tasty sprout, saw sales well into the 72 million mark in the seven days leading up to Christmas. 1st 1M In the run-up to the big day, we sold around 1 million packs of 300g smoked salmon. A few more tasty snippets from across our regions... For the first time ever, all of our frozen crowns and whole bird turkeys were own brand. ‘Wheely’ great! Two stores and seven locals have teamed up to raise cash for the recently-formed Wakefield Wheelers. The money will go to new kit and equipment that will help children get into sport through activities such as wheelchair rugby and wheelchair basketball. The purchases came after nine stores in the Wakefield Area clubbed together to donate £2,000 to the club from their Community Budgets. WALLINGTON Congratulations to Jenny Smith who celebrated 45 years’ long service recently. Fellow long-servers Jean Kirkby and Jean Baker joined her to celebrate another fantastic achievement – the tremendous trio have racked up a total of 130 years of service in the store between them. reasons to be cheerful convenience holborn Tree-mendous! The Convenience team at Holborn store support centre came up with a special way to deliver gift boxes to those less fortunate this Christmas. The team made up a Christmas tree in the office, and asked colleagues to write their name on a bauble as a promise to donate shoe boxes full of gifts for residents at The Lodge, a project run by Local Charity, St Mungo’s. “Thanks to them, we collected items like chocolates, biscuits, toiletries and clothes,” said Rebecca Newby. “One person even donated a shoe box with shoes in it!” 4ZONE ZONE 5 & CONVENIENCE CONVENIENCE Dominic’s charity trek TELL US YOUR NEWS! SEND YOUR STORIES TO THEJOURNAL@44COMMUNICATIONS.CO.UK 10 Journal Area 83 & Region 54


Sainsbury's Journal Feb 2014
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