Sainsbury’s Local Frimley Brings Early Christmas Cheer to Elderly and Vulnerable Surrey Heath Residents
Christmas tea party celebrates charity partnership with Camberley Care
CAMBERLEY, Nov.28, 2016 – Caring colleagues from Sainsbury’s Local Frimley store decked the halls of Heatherside Community Centre and took to their kitchens to bring a large slice of early festive cheer to more than 50 elderly, disabled and vulnerable members of the Surry Heath Community at a Christmas Tea Party.
The event, organised in support of Camberley Care Trust, celebrated six months of partnership with the Sainsbury’s team which is undertaking a programme of awareness building, volunteering and fund raising activities for the local charity which provides secure affordable car transport and handyman services to elderly, disabled and vulnerable residents in need.
Sainsbury’s Local Frimley manager Ruben Nunes who presented Camberley Care Trust with a cheque for £1037.00 raised from in store collections said: “At Sainsbury’s we want to make as big an impact as possible in our local communities.
“Every year our colleagues and customers vote to adopt and support a local cause that is right at the heart of the local community. Camberley Care, which has been providing a helping hand with transport for elderly and disabled people living in Camberley and Frimley since 1974, is a perfect fit.”
Lending his support to the event was Councillor John Winterton, Mayor of Surrey Heath who praised the Sainsbury’s team for its commitment to supporting local organisations at the heart of their communities and thanked Camberley Care Trust volunteers for their dedication to helping local elderly, disabled and vulnerable members of the local community enjoy life in their own homes.
Peter Close, chairman of Camberley Care Trust said: “Everyone involved in Camberley Care Trust would like to thank Sainsbury’s colleagues and customers for helping Christmas come early for members of our community who are most in need. As a local charity, totally funded by donations, this type of support from local organisations is critical for the continuation of our service.”
Camberley Care Trust (Registered Charity number 298419) receives no direct Government grant. Funding for its activities comes from sponsorship provided by local churches, volunteer fundraising activities, donations from members of the community and users of its services.
As a major employer and with stores across the UK Sainsbury’s is an important contributor to local employment and local economies. The company believes businesses can make a positive difference to local communities through supporting charitable causes and operates a number of local schemes to help its stores and colleagues support the causes that are important to them in their local areas.
Media Contacts: Ruben Clunes, Sainsbury’s; 01276 65928; Manager.FrimleyManager.FrimleyLocal@sainsburys.co.uk
SAINSBURY’S FRIMLEY NAMES CAMBERLEY CARE AS THEIR NEW LOCAL CHARITY OF THE YEAR
A BIG THANK YOU TO MS SKELTON for donations received for Camberley Care Trust in lieu of Birthday presents at her 70th birthday celebrations. We Hope you had a wonderful day.
A BIG THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEER DRIVER ROY BARNLEY who has worked tirelessly for Camberley Care to be voted as Sainsbury’s Frimley ‘charity of the year’ for 2016 – 2017.
THANK YOU LETTER ON BEHALF OF MRS SMITH
I am writing on behalf of my mother, Mrs Smith, who recently moved from Camberley. She used your services for several years and would like to thank you very much for all your assistance, especially that of your driver John Archer who always went out of his way to help her.
ST MARY’S CHURCH THANK YOU LETTER
Thank you so much for helping us with the task of repairing locks on a number of storage cabinets that we had acquired. Andy’s work has been invaluable.
THANK YOU TO ST PAUL’S FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATION
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Last Tuesday afternoon, February 9th, SC Johnson entertained a group of elderly guests including a contingent of Camberley Care clients at their Frimley premises. Tea and cakes were served and games of Bingo were played. All the guests left with a “goody bag” of Johnson products.
Many Johnson employees attended to ensure that a most pleasant time was had by all.
Many thanks to SC Johnson for their hospitality and for their great support of the local community.
A huge thanks go out to Camberley Rotary Club for the donation of £300 raised from their Christmas Charity Drive.
Thank you very much to Nationwide and their customers for voting to support Camberley Care as their local charity. Winning charity in our area! Your support helps us to continue our subsidised Care and Repair and Care Cars services. Your help is really appreciated 🙂
Many thanks to the External Partnerships Select Committee of Surrey Heath Borough Council and It’s chairman Councillor Paul Deach for the warm welcome extended to our chairman Peter Close when,at it’s invitation, he recently made a presentation to the committee about Camberley Care and was able to answer questions from councillors about our operations
Please join me in wishing Andy congratulations on a successful first day today as Camberley Care’s new handyman.
He says of this appointment;
“After leaving the army in 1992 I worked for Surrey Heath Borough Council for 17 1/2 years within the facilities management team, providing all sorts of things to ensure that the town hall ran smoothly, five years ago I was made redundant from the council and started working for Voluntary Services Surrey Heath as their community development officer. We then merged approximately three years ago with Runnymead to become Voluntary Support North Surrey, supporting local organisations and charities within the borough of Surrey Heath and Runnymead, my role included web design and social media and working in areas of deprivation with in both boroughs. I enjoyed my time with Voluntary Support North Surrey, and learnt many new skills. But my heart has always been with facilities and maintenance, I look forward to working with Camberley Care providing the Handyman service to all residents within the borough.”
I hope he enjoys his time with our lovely little charity 🙂
Thank you to one of our clients, Mr C, for this lovely feedback;
“Please let Peter know I’m so grateful to him, he’s so good along with the people in the office. I’m so grateful I’m 93 years old really and I don’t know what I’d do without you all”
Thank you very much Peter Close and all of our volunteers