Store raises cash for day centre

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A North Tyneside day care centre run by St John Ambulance is first past the winning post with another cash injection thanks to a charity race night run by Sainsbury’s Northumberland Park store.

The fun premier race night held at the Stanton Road Community Centre, Shiremoor raised £663 for the Shiremoor Day Centre.

The Shiremoor Day Centre has been named Charity of the Year by Sainsbury’s Northumberland Park store and benefits from a series of fundraising events organised throughout the year by the supermarket.

More than £2,100 has already been raised to support the centre.

Supermarket customers and members of the local community were invited to a day at the races where they could bet on their favourite filly, enjoy a pie ‘n peas supper, take part in a pitch and toss coin game, a raffle and fun disco with all proceeds going to provide activities for the day centre Service Users.