STAFF at an Oldbury supermarket are putting on a festive fundraiser this weekend to support their local charity of the year.

The activity’s taking place at Sainsbury’s coincide with local charities day – a celebration of the local good causes that deliver the greatest impact in communities up and down the UK.

Volunteers from the store’s chosen charity, Guide Dogs, will be in store until Sunday (December 17), where they will be holding a tombola, as well as selling merchandise and Christmas crafts.

Katy Bradshaw-Sole, store manager, said: “Christmas is a time for giving and our customers and colleagues get really excited about showing support for our charity and getting stuck into some great fundraising activities.

“This month marks the mid-way point in our partnership with Guide Dogs and we’re pleased to be giving the charity a boost as we approach Christmas.”

Customers and colleagues have been supporting local good causes throughout December as part of Sainsbury’s Christmas in the Community programme.

Guide Dogs was chosen by customers as the store’s local charity of the year in the summer and will continue to receive support through fundraising and awareness raising in the New Year.

Mary Conner, from Guide Dogs, said: “We’d like thank everyone at Sainsbury’s Oldbury and their customers for their generosity so far.

“We can’t wait to be in store at such an exciting time of the year and all of the money we raise will make a huge difference to the charity.”