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Sainsbury's Journal Feb 2014

We’re warming up for Sport Relief… …AND WE WANT YOUR IDEAS WE’RE READY FOR LOVE! YOU CAN CYCLE TO WORK We’re going to ha ve anoth er SPORTY YE AR You may have heard by now that we’re extending our partnership with British Athletics for another four years and will be the major event series partner. Journal 05 We’re launching Active Kids 2014 (see article on page 3) – and Ellie and David have agreed once more to be our Ambassadors. Here, Ellie tells us how it’s been going. Journal: This is your fourth year as an Ambassador for Active Kids, how have you found it? Ellie: Most enjoyable; it’s been great fun! I really enjoyed working with you all and seeing such a positive attitude in striving to get kids leading more active and healthier lives. Journal: What have been the highlights? Ellie: Seeing the continuing progress of the scheme towards inclusiveness for all and visiting lots of schools where you can see the positive effect that the programme is having with the children. Journal: Do you have any final messages for colleagues? Ellie: Keep up the good work and let’s have a positive attitude from you all! It has a ripple effect and spreads. And remember – not only kids can be active and healthy, YOU CAN BE TOO! We’ll be right behind eight events across the UK this year – and there’ll be plenty of opportunities for colleagues to get involved! Watch this space for further details of how you can win tickets to the indoor and outdoor athletics events. Sam Taylor, Holborn store support centre, said: “We want our colleagues to really enjoy these great sporting events, building on the experiences many had last summer during the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games in London (see picture).” ELLIE’S GETTING ACTI VE It’s back and it’s bigger than ever – Sport Relief fever will soon be spreading across the UK between Friday 21st and Sunday 23rd March. As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, have fun, raise money and change lives. The money raised by the public is used to help some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people, both in the UK and across the world. And this year, colleagues and customers can get involved in the very first Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games. There’ll be three massive fundraising events taking place over the weekend. The Sport Relief Mile is back, and new for this year is the Swimathon; both are being held at hundreds of venues across the country – including our landmark events at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. There’ll also be three Cycle events in Glasgow, Manchester and London – so you can run, swim or cycle (or do all three!) and get sponsored for charity. Join the fun and games today by signing up at sportrelief.com where you can find your nearest events. If you’d like the money you raise to go towards our fundraising total, make sure you select ‘Sainsbury’s’ from the dropdown ‘employees of Sport Relief partners’ box. Include the exact name of your work location in the title of your fundraising page so it goes towards your store, depot or division total. How will you be boosting your Sport Relief total? We’re looking for everyone to come up with ideas for us this year. Get a suggestion card, write your fundraising idea down and put it in the suggestion box at your work location by 15th February. Your Great Place to Work Group will choose the best ideas and get them started. February is the month of love – and we’ll be helping our customers to treat the special person in their lives. Our Valentine’s Day meal deal is being boosted this year with a greatvalue £10 offer that includes a pink sparkling wine. Mark Evans, Holborn store support centre, said: “We’re also selling a really cute heart-shaped cheese truckle on the cheese counter for £1.50 as a great alternative gift. “Finally, love-struck chocoholics should keep their eye out for our chocolate rose for just £1, while Fairtrade dozen red roses are instore again for £6.” Our Cycle to Work scheme has enabled more than 3,100 colleagues to hire affordable bikes and cycling equipment since starting four years ago. Not only does this support our value of Respect for the Environment, but it also keeps us fit. If all of our colleagues who have a bike through the scheme cycled to work twice a week for four weeks, we’ve estimated that this would replace 50,000 car journeys, save 160 tonnes of CO2 and burn 26 million calories! For more information on the Cycle to Work Benefit please visit www.mysainsburys.co.uk


Sainsbury's Journal Feb 2014
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