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Sainsbury’s local hero

Left to right: Gordon Perera, Oliver Mayhew, Vicky Potton, Cerys Hall, Steve Hudson SUS-141004-105559001

Left to right: Gordon Perera, Oliver Mayhew, Vicky Potton, Cerys Hall, Steve Hudson SUS-141004-105559001

Sainsburys Haywards Heath has awarded Downland Community School in Hassocks £200 and has made Vicky Potton their local hero for her volunteer work in the Mathematics Department at Downland School.

Vicky, who herself attended the school as a student, has volunteered 15 hours a week for the last two years, as well as working full time on night shift at Sainsbury’s, in her own spare time. Vicky spoke at the cheque presentation on why working at the school was so important to her: “As a former student I knew how great the school is and working with the children is a great pleasure and always rewarding.”

The Sainsburys’ local hero scheme, which is in its 10th year, is for employees from the supermarket who volunteer to work in schools, charities and clubs in their communities.

At the cheque presentation, the head of the maths department, Gordon Perera, thanked Vicky for all her hard work and said, “The money will go towards providing more interactive maths techniques to help in our continued strive for excellence.”.

Steve Hudson, Deputy Manager of Sainsburys, presented the cheque said, “We are very proud of Vicky and her amazing work with the school.

We run the Sainsburys’ local hero scheme for our colleagues as we know many help the community in a variety of ways.”.

Report and picture contributed by Pat Rawcliffe.

 

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