A thank-you day out at Blackpool zoo

Carers and their families were taken on a day out to Blackpool Zoo by staff at Sainsbury's in Bispham
Carers and their families were taken on a day out to Blackpool Zoo by staff at Sainsbury's in Bispham
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Staff at Sainsbury’s in Bispham took time out away from the checkouts to give Blackpool carers a well-deserved day out.

The trip to Blackpool Zoo was arranged as part of Carers Week.

As a store we also wanted to not only do something to help and support the campaign of awareness for these amazing organisations, we wanted to do something extra special for some of the actually carers themselves

Staff also invited different organisations who deal with care within the Blackpool community to go into the Red Bank Road store last week to carry out awareness days for shoppers.

Susie Norton, charity organiser, said: “This has been a great success involving such organisations as Young Carers Blackpool, Carers UK (Blackpool Branch), Blackpool and the Fylde Sixth Form College Charity-Community, and Blackpool Alzheimer’s Society.

“As a store we also wanted to not only do something to help and support the campaign of awareness for these amazing organisations, we wanted to do something extra special for some of the actually carers themselves.

“Myself and some of my colleagues Jean Hamilton, Karen Pearce, Nicci Cheltenham and Jennet Johnson organized a trip to the zoo for 30 people.

“The day went beautifully for the carers and some of their children.

“The enjoyed a buffet lunch before going around the zoo while making the most of the glorious weather and munching on ice-creams at the same time.

“The day ended with the store presenting each carer with a bouquet of flowers in recognition of how special a person they are and what an amazing job they do.

“I would like to take this opportunity also to say a very big thank you to Della and her colleagues at Blackpool Zoo for all the help and support they afforded us on the day.”