Remember Spencer to be Sainsbury’s charity of the year

REMEMBER Spencer has been chosen as Sainsbury’s local charity partner for 2011/2012 in Newhaven.

It was set up by the family of Spencer Roberts, who died from Neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer, in 2008.

A year after Spencer’s death, his parents Amanda and Paul decided they wanted to help other child cancer patients and their families.

Their goal is to provide donations to children’s’ cancer charities and local families who are experiencing the trauma of childhood cancer and to raise money for essential new research into neuroblastoma.

Their trustees and supporters work on a voluntary basis with all the money raised going to support these families.

It was chosen as the Drove Road store’s charity after nominations poured in from customers.

Over the next 12 months, the charity will benefit from money donated through fundraising, as well as volunteering.

Amanda and Paul said: “We’re really excited to be partnering with Sainsbury’s over the next 12 months and would like to thank everyone in the community who voted for us.

“We will be planning fundraising activities with the store colleagues in the coming weeks and we hope that customers will support the store’s fundraising efforts in the coming months.”

Angus Murray, Sainsbury’s Newhaven store manager, added: “Our colleagues are delighted to be supporting such a worthy local cause and we’re pleased and proud to be supporting it over the next 12 months.

“Fundraising has already started with a £1,000 raised in the first few weeks through raffles and collections held at the store”.