Almost �1,000 raised in aid of Fight For Sight by Norwich Sainsbury’s worker

The 'Local Hero' at the Sainsbury's supermarket in Queens Road, Norwich, has collected almost �1,000 for the charity, Fight for Sight.

Kay Rushbrook, who has worked at the supermarket for 16 years, is passionate about this charity as her mother-in-law is starting to lose her sight.

She raised �250 last October by organising a quiz night and then also held a coffee morning which raised another �300 for Fight for Sight, which has been funding research into blindness and eye disease for more than 40 years.

Through the Sainsbury's Local Heroes scheme, Kay's total was then boosted by an additional �400, to take her total to �950.

A spokesman for Fight for Sight said: 'We really rely on people like Kay's support and to have this matched by Sainsbury's is an added bonus.'

The scheme recognises staff who dedicate their spare time to charity work, helping them to support their own chosen charities.

The scheme is now in its seventh year and has supported over 10,000 staff applications with almost �750,000 in additional donations.

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Sainsbury's Queens Road store manager, Mike Green, added: 'We are very proud to have colleagues that are so dedicated to helping out in the local community. Kay is an inspiration to us all.'

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