Sedgefield supermarket donates unsold flowers to hospitals and churches (From The Advertiser Series)
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Sedgefield supermarket donates unsold flowers to hospitals and churches
A SUPERMARKET in a County Durham town has pledged to donate unsold cut flowers to community groups.
Instead of discounting unsold floral arrangements, Sainsbury’s in Sedgefield will donate the bouquets to Sedgefield Community Hospital and churches in the town.
The aim is to reduce the amount of waste produced by the Salter’s Lane store, as well as supporting the community.
Chris Traynor, produce Manager at Sainsbury’s, will present the flowers to the various community groups on a weekly basis.
Store manager Racheal Owens, said: “This is a great scheme. Not only does it bring some sunshine in to people’s lives by providing them with a bright bunch of flowers but it also reduces wastage.
“I am really glad we are able to support our local community in many ways and hope that we can continue to work with them in the future.”
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