Ipswich Sainsbury’s donates Christmas food to those in need

Sainsbury's in Hadleigh Road, Ipswich collecting for its Help Brighten A Million Christmases campaign

Sainsbury's in Hadleigh Road, Ipswich has been collecting for its Help Brighten A Million Christmases campaign - Credit: Michelle Watts/Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s in Ipswich has donated Christmas Day food to those most in need as part of a festive fundraising campaign. 

Sainsbury's in Hadleigh Road, Ipswich has provided enough food and drink for YMCA to enjoy a Christmas Day buffet

Sainsbury's in Hadleigh Road, Ipswich has provided enough food and drink for YMCA to enjoy a Christmas Day buffet - Credit: Michelle Watts/Sainsbury's

The supermarket in Hadleigh Road urged customers to donate priority food items, money and loyalty points during its Help Brighten A Million Christmases campaign between December 1 and 14. 

Shoppers have also been encouraged to round up their bills, either in store or online. 

Every £1 donated has been matched by the store, with enough food and drink donated to provide the charity YMCA with a Christmas Day evening buffet. 

Sainsbury's in Hadleigh Road, Ipswich donating mince pies to Suffolk charity ActivLives

Sainsbury's in Hadleigh Road, Ipswich has donated mince pies to ActivLives - Credit: Michelle Watts/Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s has also donated 100 boxes of mince pies to Suffolk’s ActivLives charity, which aims to help people stay active through social and physical activities, as well as 25 £10 gift cards to Lighthouse Women’s Aid. 

It is hoped the gift cards will be used by those in refuge accommodation to buy Christmas presents for their children.  

Sainsbury's in Hadleigh Road, Ipswich donates gift vouchers to Lighthouse Women's Aid

Lighthouse Women's Aid has been given a series of gift vouchers by Sainsbury's in Hadleigh Road, so those seeking refuge can buy presents for their children - Credit: Michelle Watts/Sainsbury's

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