Balloons fly high as Sainsbury’s celebrates charity partnership

Wednesday 10 June 2015

On Saturday 30 May, Farnborough Sainsbury's held a balloon release and race to mark the end of their year long partnership with The Brain Tumour Charity.

To mark the end of their year long fundraising partnership with The Brain Tumour Charity, Sainsbury's in Farnborough held a balloon release and race with Mayor Cllr. Martin Tennant, along with his daughter Hazel, releasing the balloons outside the store at 3pm.

The person whose balloon travels the furthest from Farnborough will win a prize, and so far, balloons have been found as far away as Aschaffenburg in Germany, and in a French forest in Metz.

Sainsbury's launched its partnership with The Brain Tumour Charity last August after customers were invited to name their favourite local registered charity, and through partaking in a number of fundraising activities they have successfully raised over £5,500 to date.

“We would like to thank Farnborough Sainsbury's for everything they have done this year. We receive no government funding and rely 100% on voluntary donations, so it's only through the efforts of our fundraisers that we are able to continue our work. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and the under 40s and survival rates have not improved significantly over the last 40 years. We are leading the way in changing this.”

Geraldine Pipping, Head of Fundraising at The Brain Tumour Charity