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Over £2,320 raised at Sainsbury’s Surbiton for Red Nose Day

•Sainsbury’s Surbiton announce final fundraising total of £2,320.
•Local Surbiton residents made a huge contribution, donating money to colleague fundraising activities and purchasing merchandise sold in-store
•Fundraising activities took place across the weekend of 15th to 17th March
•This year was the 25th anniversary of Red Nose Day
•Sainsbury’s has now raised over £74 million for Comic Relief since their partnership began in 1999

The money has been collected and counted and Sainsbury’s Surbiton have today announced that their fundraising for Red Nose Day 2013 raised £2,320. This year marked the 25th anniversary of Red Nose Day which took place on Friday 15th March.

Local residents across Surbiton got in the spirit by raising funds, including Sainsbury’s customers, who made a huge contribution by donating money to fundraising events at the Victoria road stores as well purchasing this year’s range of merchandise including the Nose with Toes, sold in-store.

Among the fundraising highlights at the Surbiton stores this year included car wash and Justin King the CEO of J.Sainsburys plc also participated in the fundraising which was a roaring success. Other activities which saw colleagues ‘Do Something Funny for Money’ included a tombola, cheeky chopstick challenge.

Sainsbury’s Surbiton Store Manager Paul Stansfield said: “Many of our colleagues were ‘ready’ to go one step further this year to mark the 25th anniversary of Red Nose Day. It’s been a great experience over the last few weeks and we wouldn’t have raised this much if it wasn’t for the generous donations from our Surbiton customers”.

Comic Relief supporter Lenny Henry said: "I'd like to thank all those people in Surbiton who gave us their support and donations. I've seen the difference their money can make and every single person who gave can know they've done something very special."

Sainsbury’s supermarkets, including Sainsbury’s Surbiton customers were able to do their bit for the environment too by recycling their Red Noses in-store until the end of March. Sainsbury’s and Comic Relief have partnered for a second year with leading UK carpet underlay manufacturer, Ball & Young, to recycle the PU Foam Red Noses. The collected Noses will start a new life as part of Ball & Young’s award-winning Cloud 9 range of underlays, used mainly in British homes.

Katherine How, Sainsbury’s Comic Relief Partnership Manager, added: “It’s good news for the environment and it’s helping Comic Relief supporters make an even bigger lasting impact, so thank-you to everyone who wore their Red Noses with pride and have now given them a new home”.

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