Monday, 8 August 2011

Sainsbury's get stuck-in at Star Throwers

Star Throwers are thrilled to be the Sainsbury's of Longwater Charity of the Year for 2011, but were even more impressed and grateful on Sunday the 7th of August, when staff from the popular supermarket joined forces with Star Throwers volunteers to help with clearing the garden and the driveway and also to get the new summerhouse painted at the charities HQ in Wymondham.

They also enlisted the help of 'Tony the Bear', (see picture left). Tony the Bear is a money making Sainsbury's staff idea, who they all take him on holiday for a week and pay £5 (or £1 for a day trip).

He has already appeared on stage at the Theatre Royal Norwich, featured in a Devizes passing out parade, enjoyed Joyland at Yarmouth for a ride on the funfair and has just returned from a holiday in Greece! In the 3 weeks that the scheme has been running Tony has raised over £200.

Although the Gardening Day was a hard one  (except for Tony!) - a good time was had by all.