MP supports supermarket fund-raiser

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AN MP has given her backing to a supermarket’s charity drive.

Roberta Blackman-Woods, Labour MP for Durham City, visited her local branch of Sainsbury’s to support its official fund-raising day.

She dropped in to the outlet at the Arnison Centre to help boost the coffers of Durham and Chester-le-Street Carers Support, the store’s chosen charity for the year.

“I was delighted to help raise awareness of Carers Support and the fantastic work it does across Durham and Chester-le-Street,” she said. “To be a carer can be both exhausting and emotionally stressful and, therefore, incredibly demanding.

“The advice and assistance offered to those who need it makes such a difference.

“Carers really are the unsung heroes in our community.”

The MP chatted with volunteers and store staff during her visit.