Charities need your votes to get year of support

Eden Rose Coppice is a woodland area maintained as a peaceful haven for people with life threatening illnesses and their families, which is also now used regularly by school parties of children with severe learning problems.

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Eden Rose Coppice is a woodland area maintained as a peaceful haven for people with life threatening illnesses and their families, which is also now used regularly by school parties of children with severe learning problems. FL; Pic of founder Rob Brooks ENGANL00120121023154911
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Customer voting will soon be open at Sainsbury’s Sudbury for the retailer’s Local Charity of the Year scheme, with three Sudbury based charities in the running for a year’s worth of support from the store.

Each Sainsbury’s supermarket has shortlisted a maximum of three charities to put forward for the customer vote.

Customers can vote through the in-store voting system or online www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk, from June 13 – 26.

The shortlisted charities are: Eden-Rose Coppice Trust, The Chilton Club Age UK and The Christopher Centre.

The Eden Rose Coppice Trust’s woodland retreat is specifically designed as a stress free refuge for people living with cancer or terminal illnesses.

Working in partnership with educational institutions, most of the woodland development is carried out by young people living with learning disabilities, complex needs or life limiting conditions.

The Chilton Club, Age UK, is a specialist day club for those affected with dementia.

The club is helps support the people who attend and those who care for them, with stimulating activities, personal care and freshly cooked meals.

The Christopher Centre, is a community resource whose role it is to facilitate and support.

They hire rooms to charities for low rates, and encourage volunteers who would benefit from the experience such as the long term unemployed and those with mental health issues.

The winning charity will receive a year’s worth of fundraising and awareness raising.