Children’s charity is given a fund raising boost thanks to Sainsbury’s

PUBLISHED: 11:01 22 July 2014 | UPDATED: 11:01 22 July 2014

Sainsburys has chosen their charity of the year and it is Break which helps young children. Left: Rocky Mayes, Mel Thomas, Karena Toye, Sainsbury Manager, Graeme Speke. Michelle Connolly, Joanna West-Robins. Laren Crofts and Patrick Doherty. Picture: Steve Williams.

Sainsburys has chosen their charity of the year and it is Break which helps young children. Left: Rocky Mayes, Mel Thomas, Karena Toye, Sainsbury Manager, Graeme Speke. Michelle Connolly, Joanna West-Robins. Laren Crofts and Patrick Doherty. Picture: Steve Williams.

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A local children’s charity has been chosen to receive a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness support from a March supermarket.

Break, which supports young people and families, will be the new local charity for Sainsbury’s.

Patrick Doherty from Break said: “We know the success that the local charity partnership has bought to many charities in March, so when we received the recent phone call to tell us the news, we were thrilled.

“We hope the partnership will help raise awareness of our cause and it will help us develop the important service we provide to the community.”

To celebrate the announcement a launch day took place at the Break House in March.

Break is changing young lives across East Anglia by supporting children, young people and families in four areas - young people in care and moving on, young people with disabilities, families in need of support and children at risk.

The charity began in 1968 to support young people with disabilities who did not have access to holidays to give their parents a break.

Now, the charity provies a wider range of support to families including running seven family sized homes providing safety and stability for children and young people who, for whatever reason, can no longer live with their own families.

One of those homes is in March.

Break also provides ongoing support for young people when they leave the homes, helping them learn skills for independent living. including emotional support and a place to go when things go wrong. This support continues for as long as it is needed.

Break has recently launched a therapeutic fostering service and a young carers project.

Sainsbury’s has had great success in supporting charities and last year raised £1,294.00 for the RSPCA Block Fen.

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