Shoppers to save baby wipe packets for charity

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A SUPERMARKET is calling on the public to help a brain tumour charity by recycling empty baby wipe packets.

Until the end of September, Sainsbury’s, in Bedingfeld Way, will collect the packets at its customer service desk.

Jack Brown, PR ambassador for the store, said: “By collecting empty packets, not only are we showing our respect for the environment by recycling, we are also supporting a worthwhile cause.”

The Moreton Hall store is one of 130 in the chain taking part to raise money for Ellie’s Fund, a charity that helps families of children with brain tumours and other cancers whilst aiming to raise awareness of brain tumours and the fact that more UK children die from them than any other cancer.

“With our customers’ support, we hope to collect over 2,000 empty packets from our store alone,” said Mr Brown.

Old pairs of glasses and used postage stamps are among items previously collected.

The store’s Local Charity of the Year partnership has also got off to a great start, with an in-store bag pack on July 7 raising £377.71 and another on August 12 raising £395.28.

It will also be hosting a bag pack for the Stowmarket Air Cadets on Sunday, to help raise funds for its three week expedition to Wistler, in British Colombia, Canada.

Six staff and 30 cadets from Norfolk and Suffolk will be going on the trip in August next year and need to raise £97,000.

Any charity that could benefit from the donation of used bottle tops is asked to contact Mr Brown at PRL.BuryStEdms@Sainsburys.co.uk