We were delighted to receive incredible £6,000 from the Sainsbury’s Local on Walsall Street in Sutton Coldfield, the results of a successful year’s charity work with the local supermarket.
Store manager Matt Gregory was inspired by his late mother, Christina Gregory to form a partnership with Good Hope Hospital. Christina was treated at Good Hope and sadly passed away in February 2015. Matt said: “My mother always spoke so highly about the care she received and I wanted to give something back to the hospital. I thought it would be great if my branch of Sainsbury’s could work with the Friends to raise money for the hospital.”
Sainsbury’s Walsall Road is very close to Good Hope and Matt was aware that most of the people who shop there have either received treatment at the hospital themselves or know someone who has. Matt said: “The hospital is important for people in our area, that’s why my colleagues and customers have been so passionate about supporting them.”
The Friends Team have been running monthly promotions at the Supermarket since June 2016 including a Christmas Hamper Raffle and an ‘‘EGG Stravaganza’ last Easter, special ‘Guess the number of Eggs Game running over the whole weekend.
We are so grateful to the staff and customers of Sainsbury’s for choosing to support us in 2016/17. We would like to thank all the customers throughout the year who gave so generously, especially the lady who bought us all ice lollies on a particularly hot collection day.
Now on display and available to purchase from the ‘Friends Art Exhibition’ in the Treatment Centre at Good Hope Hospital. These pots are of exception quality and are priced at an average price of around £35 which is an absolute bargain. They will be on display until the end of July so if you visit the hospital make a point of visiting the exhibition. For more information about Rika please click HERE