SAINSBURY'S branches across North Wiltshire are calling upon local charities to nominate themselves to be its next flagship local charity partner.

At the end of this month, stores in Chippenham and Calne will shortlist three charities each for customers to vote for, and the winning charity will receive a year of support from store, which includes fundraising and awareness. Customers can vote between June 11 - 24 in stores and online.

Last year, Sainsbury's Local Charity of the Year scheme raised over £1.2 million.

Val Atwill, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s, Chippenham said: : “There are so many fantastic charities in the local area which do brilliant work in our community. We’ve had a great year working in partnership with Your local RUH Cancercare fundraising group and we’re excited to be offering a new charity the chance to receive support from our customers and colleagues.”

The scheme is open to any UK registered charity, so anyone who works for a charity, or would like to encourage a local charity to apply can collect a form from the store.

Nominations close on 29 May and the shortlisted charities will be announced in June.

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