SAINSBURY'S Local Charity of the Year scheme is back for the tenth year and its Newport store is calling for local organisations to nominate themselves to be the next local charity partner.

At the end of May, the store will shortlist three charities to be voted on by customers. The winning charity will then receive a year of support from the store, which includes fundraising and awareness raising. Customers can vote between June 11 to 24 in stores and online.

Last year, Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme raised over £1.2 million nationally, providing support to charities across the UK.

Simon Church, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Newport,said: “There are so many fantastic charities in the local area which do brilliant work in our community. We’ve had a great year working in partnerships with The Firefighters Charity and we’re excited to be offering a new charity the chance to receive support from our customers and colleagues.”

The scheme is open to any UK registered charity, so anyone who works for a charity, or would like to encourage a local charity to apply can collect a form from the store. Nominations close on May 29 and the shortlisted charities will be announced in June.

For more information about Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year scheme, visit