STAFF at Sainsbury's in Calne launched their official partnership with Julia's House, its new local charity of the year, over the weekend.

The charity was chosen by Sainsbury's customers through a public vote in store and online in June and the charity will now receive a year's worth of support through fundraising and awareness in store and a merchandise sale and raffle was held over the weekend to kickstart the campaign.

Liz Froud, Wiltshire Community Fundraiser at Julia’s House, said: “Thank you to everyone who came to support us at Sainsbury’s Calne over the weekend. We’re really excited to have been chosen as the store’s new Local Charity of the Year as the partnership will help us to fundraise and raise awareness about our charity.”

Craig Hussey, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Calne, added: “We had a very successful launch for our new Local Charity of the Year, Julia’s House. I’d like to thank all of our customers for their support on the day and can’t wait to see how the partnership develops over the next year. ”