Store carves out a helpful reputation

Sainsbury's Hallowe'en event
Sainsbury's Hallowe'en event

There were spooky goings on at Sainsbury’s Bury Park, Luton as customers were invited to take part in the store’s pumpkin carving activity and raise funds for Happy Days Children’s Charity.

Customers and colleagues were joined on Thursday and Friday by members of the charity to get creative and carve Hallowe’en themed pumpkins.

Paul Howard, branch manger, said: “The children have carved some really spooky pumpkins over the past few days. It’s great that we can support our Local Charity, Happy Days Children’s Charity, in such a fun and creative way.”

Rob Cox, fundraising and marketing manager from Happy Days added: “As well as raising vital funds and putting our pumpkin carving skills to the test, the whole team had a wonderful time meeting customers and staff, who were amazingly generous.”

Happy Days Children’s Charity has been running for over 20 years and is based in Luton, helping disabled, disadvantaged and abused children in the area and beyond with fantastic day trips and experiences which families otherwise might not be able to afford.  

Last week’s event alone raised more than £100, which will enable the charity to give four children with profound and multiple disabilities a fantastic trip to the theatre.

Rob added: “We’re immensely grateful to the people of Luton for their ongoing support, and would encourage them to get in touch if they’d like to get involved in any way.”