Sainsbury Whitchurch has been asking its colleagues and customers to donate warm clothing, toiletries and bedding to help the local homeless as part of a national ‘Moment in Time’ initiative.

As always, the people of Whitchurch rallied round and the store collected over four large trolleys full.

The items will be distributed through CHANCE Changing Lives based in Crewe but also helping people in Whitchurch and surrounding areas.

Natasha Maroni, head of operations at the charity, came to pick everything up to be delivered for Christmas. She was amazed and delighted at the amount donated.

The store also held a colleague raffle to raise extra funds. The star prize was an amazing Christmas cake that was donated by Keith and Mike from The Clay Cloth Company in Myddle. The cake itself came with it’s very own provenance. The cake was part of a competition between some of the best army chefs from 159 Regiment RLC in Coventry. After the competition, the creations were auctioned off raising nearly £400 for the military charity, Combat Stress.

The colleague raffle raised just under £100 which was used to buy priority supplies, including tea, coffee and sugar for the Social Supermarket run by CHANCE.