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Crawley Sainsbury’s partner with epilepsy charity

The announcement comes as part of the Sainsbury’s Local Charity Scheme.



Young Epilepsy volunteers Chandi & Charli, fund raising in Sainsbury's

Sainbury’s in Crawley have revealed their new charity partner for 2018.

After a year working with CLIC Sargent, a UK based cancer charity for children, young people and their families, the Crawley store are this year partnering with Young Epilepsy.

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Young Epilepsy is a national charity supporting children and young people, aged 25 and under, with epilepsy and associated conditions, as well as their families. The charity aims to improve the lives of children and young people with the condition to enable them to fulfil their potential and ensure they have the best quality of life.

Over two weeks in June, Sainsbury’s customers were given the chance to vote in store and online for the store’s new charity partner, with Young Epilepsy receiving the most votes.

Natalie Potts Store manager at Sainsbury’s Crawley said:

“We’re really excited to be working with Young Epilepsy, supporting such a fantastic cause. Everyone at Crawley is looking forward to working together for a successful partnership.”

Carol Hunt Regional fundraiser added:

“We’re delighted to be named the new Local Charity partner for Sainsbury’s Crawley. We’d like to thank everyone who votes for us, becoming the Local Charity partner will make a huge difference to us.”

The Local Charity scheme is now entering its tenth year, with a partnership launch weekend set to take place across Sainsbury’s stores from August 3rd-5th.

The scheme allows Sainsbury’s to have a positive impact in local communities. Sainsbury’s said: “Every year we work together with our customers and colleagues to support a local cause at the heart of the local community. These are collaborative partnerships that include a range of support such as awareness-raising and fundraising in store, volunteering and donations.”



Aged 9-15? Auditions announced for this years panto at The Hawth

The Hawth, in partnership with Evolution Productions are looking for girls to be part of the Juvenile Ensemble for their spectacular pantomime, DICK WHITTINGTON this Christmas!



Registration will take place at 10am on Saturday 22 June 2019 at The Hawth.

To audition you must be between the ages 9–15 (inclusive) on 1 September 2019 and be under 5’ 2”.

Producers say that auditions will end approximately 2 hours after the start time but you may need to stay longer if you are successful.

You don’t need to prepare anything – you’ll be taught a routine on the day. They ask you come wearing comfortable clothes and soft/dance shoes and advise that you bring some water, but no other food or drink.

They added, “Pantomime is a huge team effort, and we will require full commitment for the rehearsal period and the full run of the production (Monday 25 November 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020).”

Click here to download an audition registration form.

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