11th August: Finlay Carson MSP member for Galloway and West Dumfries visited a Sainsbury’s store today to meet colleagues and local customers. He was welcomed by the store manager and taken on a tour of the Sainsbury’s superstore Newton Stewart.
Mr Carson learned about the stores new Local Charity Partner, Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes, which is a charitable organisation set up by local volunteers to deliver essential blood and urgent medical supplies, out of hours, between hospitals and healthcare sites in South West Scotland and sometimes beyond.
Finlay Carson MSP said:
“I would like to thank Craig and his staff team for welcoming me on a visit to the Newton Stewart store. As well as taking me on a tour of the store and explaining how the store operates, they told me about their work within the local community. This year round activity includes raising money for local causes, which is absolutely fantastic. I was particularly pleased to see the team from D&G Blood Bikes there. It is a terrific initiative and I am delighted that Sainsburys have selected them as their local charity of the year – they deserve all the support they can get. The staff at the Newton Stewart store are a credit to the company and it was a pleasure to be able to go along and speak with them”.
Craig, Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Newton Stewart added:
“It has been great having Mr Carson in to our store to introduce him to our customers and colleagues. He was very interested in discussing the day-to-day working of the store and our work within the community. While Mr Carson was in store, we were also lucky enough to have our local charity of the year, Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes, raising money and generating awareness of the charity. We had a great visit and it was a pleasure to meet him.”