Supermarket backs Harry’s Rainbow

The team at Sainsbury's Shenley Church End welcome Odette from Harry's Rainbow PNL-150715-122649001
The team at Sainsbury's Shenley Church End welcome Odette from Harry's Rainbow PNL-150715-122649001

Harry’s Rainbow is to receive a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness support from a supermarket’s staff and customers.

Sainsbury’s Shenley Church End has announced Harry’s Rainbow as the store’s Local Charity of the Year.

The charity was voted in by customers in store and online with a total of 431 votes.

The Harrys Rainbow Charitable Trust was founded in 2011 by Lee and Odette Mould, following the sudden death of their five-year-old son, Harrys, twin to Jessica.

It supports children and young people in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas who have lost a parent or sibling.

Support includes contact via its website or facebook, resources and books for families and schools, invitations to its Rainbow group and other trips as well as a short stay in the trust’s Rainbow Home – a caravan it owns on the Park Resorts caravan park in Camber Sands.

All the services the charity offers are free and support continues as long as families need and want it.

Odette Mould, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be chosen as the Sainsbury’s Shenley Church End Local Charity of Year.

“We can’t wait to work together and raise the profile of our charity over the next year.

“Thank you to all the customers that voted for us. We really appreciate the support.”

To celebrate the announcement, a launch weekend is taking place at the Shenley Church End store from July 31 to August 2, including bag packing and a raffle.

Customers will get the chance to meet representatives from the charity and learn more about its work.

The Local Charity scheme is now in its seventh year and this year was the first time, customers had the chance to vote for their favourite charity from a shortlist put together by their local store.

The scheme has raised over £7 million to support local charities since 2009.