Sainsbury’s is looking to strengthen ties in communities up and down the country by bringing staff together to help improve local people’s quality of life.
The initiative forms part of the supermarket’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
As part of the celebrations, Sainsbury’s is giving all of its staff a day to help in their local communities under its 150 Days of Community initiative. This will see Sainsbury’s staff from across the business volunteer their time for causes in their local communities.
One event included ‘a day to remember’ for the ‘older generation’ in Marske-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, including special guest appearances from Strictly Come Dancing stars Ola Jordan and Abbey Clancy.
The event was inspired by the latest Sainsbury’s Living Well Index results, which revealed a decline in social connections among the over-65s.
“Our Living Well Index shows that the older generation continue to see a decrease in their sense of wellbeing due to the lack of social connections and community ties,” said Sainsbury’s retail and operations director Simon Roberts.
“This is just one example of the amazing work our colleagues are doing across the UK, to celebrate our 150th birthday, which has seen thousands of Sainsbury’s colleagues taking part in over 2,000 individual community projects to date.”