Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham, attended the signing of a partnership between the East Ham branch of Sainsbury’s and Newham’s Stroke Club that sees the organisation become one of Sainsbury’s charities of the year.
The Stroke Club will be the local charity partner for Sainsbury’s until 31 May 2013. The partnership should help The Stroke Club with fundraising, publicity and the recruitment of volunteers.
After the event, Mr Timms said: “I am delighted that Newham’s Stroke Club has become Sainsbury’s local charity of the year. The Stroke Club has been carrying out terrific work in Newham for many years now; supporting victims of strokes and their families. I hope that this partnership will serve to advance this very important work; raising its profile and, indeed, much needed funds. I would like to thank Abdul Shakoor for his work with the Stroke Club and Sainsbury’s for a great initiative.”