Sainsbury’s Wimbledon Go The Extra Mile for Sport Relief



To culminate the fundraising for this year’s Sport Relief campaign, several colleagues from Sainsbury’s Wimbledon were involved in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in London down the Mall. Shahin Ahamed, a Public Relation Ambassador from Sainsbury’s Wimbledon who took part said: “Running for a good cause with so many local people truly was a great experience. Sainsbury’s are proud to have sponsored the mile and we’d like to thank all our customers who literally went the extra mile in their fundraising efforts for Sport Relief”.

Sainsbury’s Chief Executive Justin King also went the extra mile and took part in a special Sport Relief Mile Challenge. Justin ran 32 miles between 14th to 17th March, where one colleague from every Sainsbury’s store ran with Justin, which equalled over 1000 colleagues. Rico Nuarin and Joe Fleming from Sainsbury’s Wimbledon were the colleagues who ran with Justin at his Richmond park leg of his challenge on 17th March.

Local charities including Wimbledon community trust theatre in Wimbledon will benefit from Sport Relief fundraising this year. Katherine How, Sport Relief Sponsorship Manager said: “From buying a piece of merchandise to dropping in spare change into a collection bucket in-store, our customers have helped to transform lives in some of the world’s poorest countries, as well as support your local community, so I’d like to say thank-you to our customers at Sainsbury’s Wimbledon who helped us to raise over £4 million pounds for this year’s campaign”.

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