Sainsbury’s launches charity appeals

Chair of South Gloucestershire Council Ian Boulton with Sainsburys PR Ambassador Tracy Cannard and staff

Chair of South Gloucestershire Council Ian Boulton with Sainsburys P’R ambassador Tracy Cannard and staff

Sainsbury’s supermarket at Emersons Green launched its Charity of the Year Appeal last Wednesday.

This year’s charity is to be Emersons Green 1st Scout Group.  The store also used the occasion to launch an appeal for the new Foodbank which will be opening shortly at the Resound Centre on Blackhorse Road.  Chair of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Ian Boulton was pleased to visit the store and give his support to these two worthy causes.

Tracy Cannard, PR ambassador at Sainsbury’s, explained how the two organisations are very important to the store in bringing the community together and supporting local people.  Argos at Emersons Green also entered the community spirit by allowing Sainsbury’s to buy a storage shed for the Scouts at a discounted price.  Tracy and her colleagues then painted this for the enthusiastic youngsters.

At present David Elder, who is the Scout leader, has 80 young people in his Beavers and Cubs’ groups.  They are aged between five and 11.  David also hopes to start another Cub pack and also a Scout group for older children.  To do this, however, he needs more local volunteers.  Anyone wishing to become involved in this growing venture can contact David at

Claire Collins and Christine Board will be running the Foodbank at the Resound Centre and this will open its doors on Friday, 20th September between 10am and midday.