Sainsbury’s Barkingside hands 8th Ilford North Scout Group £500 cheque for PE equipment

Sainsbury's Barkingside staff present a cheque to the 8th Ilford North Scouts

Sainsbury's Barkingside staff present a cheque to the 8th Ilford North Scouts

A group of Ilford scouts will be able to enjoy the great outdoors a little longer thanks to a donation from a supermarket.

Customers at Sainsbury’s in Tanners Lane, Barkingside, put £500 into an in-store charity box for the 8th Ilford North Scout Group – and on July 16, staff turned up to the St Augustine‘s hall in Cranbrook Road to present a cheque.

Elaine Paris-Eley, the store’s HR manager, said: “We at Barkingside are proud to help the local community wherever we can. We are happy we can now donate £500, which I understand will be going towards PE equipment to enable the children to have outdoor activities throughout the year.”

Beaver group leader Kate Kennedy said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this donation given by the customers and colleagues of Sainsbury’s Barkingside.”


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