East Kilbride Community trust are delighted to announce that Sainsburys (Kingsgate Retail Park, East Kilbride), has chosen the charity to be its local charity partner for the next twelve months.
The news is a major boost for the charity, who will now receive extra exposure and a years worth of fundraising and awareness support from our partners at the store.
EKCT plan to use the funds raised to help buy a specially adapted, wheelchair accessible mini-bus. This will enable the charity to run more community allotment projects to help educate the children with additional support needs as well as taking them and their families on day trips and be able to run other projects helping other community groups in the East Kilbride area.
The announcement is made even better with the knowledge that customers of the kingsgate store had a say in the voting for the charity partner, and EKCT would like to thank everyone who had an input on the local store choosing our charity as its charity of the year.
Monique McAdams, chief executive of East Kilbride Community Trust, said: “We know the success that the Local Charity partnership has brought to many charities in East Kilbride so when we received the recent phone-call to tell us the news, we were thrilled.
“The exposure and support is going to be massively beneficial to our charity and I’d like to thank every Sainsbury’s Kingsgate customer who voted.”
Sainsbury’s East Kilbride store manager, Ian McLachlan said: “We’ve had a great response from our customers and we’re delighted to have chosen a charity which many of our customers and colleagues can associate with.
“We will now be working closely with the charity to ensure they really benefit from the Local Charity partnership.”
The Local Charity partner scheme is now in its fifth year, and staff kicked off fundraising with the East Kilbride Community Trust by climbing Ben A’an in the Trossachs last week.