The Sainsbury’s store in Northfield is supporting a local school for deaf children as their Charity of the Year.
Customers voted to select Longwill School for Deaf Children as the new supported charity for the year 2017/18. The school will receive a whole year of fundraising and awareness support from the store.
Almost £350 was raised at the inaugural fundraising event with a book sale and a bucket collection by John Bowyer.
Headteacher Alison Carter said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be chosen as the Sainsbury’s Northfield Local Charity of Year. We can’t wait to work together and raise the profile of our charity over the next year. Thank you to all the customers that voted for us, we really appreciate the support.”
Longwill School in Bell Lane supports profoundly deaf children aged 2 to 11 years. With a bilingual approach – giving an equal focus to British Sign Language and English – deaf pupils achieve the best skills to prepare them for life within both the deaf and hearing communities.