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Motor Neuron disease unveiled as new charity partner for Sainsbury's, Hempstead Valley

Motor Neurone Disease has been chosen as Sainsbury’s Hempstead’s new local charity partner for 2012/2013. The announcement comes after the store asked Medway customers which local charity they should support.  Customers were able to vote for their favourite local charity during May.


Motor Neurone Disease is a terminal disease which affects the motor neurones in the brain and spinal cord which control muscles causing them to degenerate. It was chosen as the store’s charity after nominations poured in from customers keen to support a local good cause. Over the next 12 months, the charity will benefit from money donated through fundraising as well as volunteering.

Toni Robinson, PR Ambassador for Sainsbury’s said “ It’s great that Motor Neurone Disease has been chosen as our stores charity as we have a colleague who has the it and several staff have had members of their families affected by this disease so we’re pleased and proud to be supporting it over the next 12 months. We’ll be letting our customers know of our fundraising plans and we hope they can join our colleagues in helping to support them”.