Local groups and residents in Doncaster entertained customers at Sainsbury’s National Carol Singing weekend last Saturday and Sunday (December 14 and 15). Groups including the Doncaster Ladies Choir who performed a selection of Christmas classics from ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘Little Donkey’ to light hearted favourites such as ‘Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer’.
The national event saw groups across the country sing at their local Sainsbury’s to raise funds for local charity. The singing extravaganza helped the retailer move a step closer towards its commitment to donate over £400 million to charitable causes by 2020 as part of Sainsbury’s 20x20 community investment plan.
Sainsbury’s Doncaster Store Manager added: “We’d like to thank all of our singers for taking part. It was a special event and along with our bag-packing activities this Christmas too, we’re looking forward to giving our customers a great service over this busy period”.
Customers at Sainsbury’s Doncaster can also do their bit for the local environment thanks to a cracking post-Christmas recycling initiative.
From tomorrow (Boxing Day) until Tuesday, January 14, customers can put their used Christmas cards to good use by popping them in a collection box which will be situated at the front of the store. All of the collected cards will be recycled and a donation to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) will be made based on the weight of the cards collected.
This year, over 1100 stores including Doncaster will be taking part in the initiative; while Sainsbury’s online customers in South Yorkshire can have their cards collected if they wish when they order their grocery shopping.
Rosie Teasdale, Deputy Director, FSC UK said: “Sainsbury’s annual campaign and donation supports our education and awareness-raising work, helping us to help people in the UK protect the world’s forests for future generations.”