ADULTS being cared for by an Edgerton charity are one step closer to getting on the road.
The Beechwood Cheshire Home needs to raise thousands to fund a new minibus for its residents.
It will cost £28,000 to fund the specially-adapted vehicle, which will enable them to enjoy a few more days out.
And now the charity, run by Leonard Cheshire Disability, is even closer to reaching its fundraising target.
Staff and customers at the Sainsbury’s Market Street store have raised £2,740 for the Bryan Road home.
The store spent a year hosting a variety of money-making activities, from tombola stalls to a circus themed day.
The charity was announced as the store’s new Local Charity Partner last June.
Customers were asked to vote for good causes worthy of a year’s worth of support.
The minibus appeal was then chosen as the store’s favourite and Yorkshire Day saw the first of many fundraisers held.
Store manager Mick Hepworth said: “From volunteering to the many fundraisers that we’ve held, our customers have been the driving force in making our fundraising efforts for Beechwood.
“The money we’ve raised is really going to help a local charity that’s close to many people’s hearts in Huddersfield.”
Sainsbury’s local charity partner initiative is now in its fourth year.
Last year the supermarket’s stores gave more than £1.5m of support to local communities.