Sainsbury’s Pontypridd are calling on customers to cast their votes and help a registered local charity receive a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness support. From Wednesday 28th May, customers will be able to vote for their favourite local charity either instore or by visiting

The retailer’s Local Charity scheme is now in its sixth year and gives customers the chance to vote for their favourite local charity to be considered to receive a year’s worth of support from their nearby Sainsbury’s store.

This year’s voting ends on Sunday 8th June. After voting closes, a shortlist of nominations will be drawn up and the store colleagues will then invite the three charities that they feel best fit the needs of the community into store to talk about how Sainsbury’s can support them. The chosen charity will be selected based on the reasons given and the store will announce their chosen charity in July.

Local charities that have benefitted from the scheme in previous years at Sainsbury’s Pontypridd include Friends of Y Bwythyn, which was Pontypridd store’s Local Charity partner between 2012 and 2013. Meanwhile, the store’s Local Charity partner last year were Rhondda Breast Friends and the partnership helped to raise over £2,100 for the local charity.

Customers can vote from 28th May by doing either of the following:
1) INSTORE: Just fill out the nomination form at your local store and post it in the store’s nomination box
2) ONLINE: You can email your nomination to: from 28th May

About Sainsbury’s Local Charity partner

Sainsbury’s Local Charity initiative is now entering its sixth year, having begun in May 2009.
Sainsbury’s stores are at the very heart of the communities they serve. It is not only important to provide great service and quality products, it’s also vital to make a positive difference to communities and to be a good neighbour.
This begins with the positive economic impact Sainsbury’s stores have in generating local wealth, by providing employment, using local suppliers and contractors, and regenerating local surroundings.