CHILDCARE workers are feeling nappy happy after receiving a surprising gift.
Day care centres, mother and toddler groups and nurseries have received packs of nappies in different sizes from Sainsbury’s, which donated more than 300 bags.
A promotion at the store in Silksworth encouraged shoppers to spend £50 and receive a free bag of nappies.
Hundreds of bags remained unclaimed, which were given to childcare centres in Sunderland.
Rob Fraser, community officer at the store, said: “Our customers are fantastic.
“We just want to show them that we are grateful to them, and want to give something back.
“The donations are helping parents out who might struggle to pay for things like nappies, and they are helping day care centres who use them a lot. I would like to say thank you to our customers for helping us do this.”
The unusual gift has been given to centres including mother and toddler groups at St Nicholas Church, Queen Alexandra Road, Millfield Pentecostal Church and Kiddywinx day dare group at Silksworth Infant School.
Julie Carlin, acting manager at Kiddywinx, said the surprise donation was a huge help.
“It’s fantastic. We received about 80 bags which is just unbelievable,” she said.
“They are all different sizes, so we have split them up according to age group, and even have enough for the parents to take a bag home each.”
She added: “It’s brilliant because we are constantly having to ask parents to bring stuff in for their children like nappies, wipes and things.
“Nappies are expensive, so this is great because it mean it is saving everyone money.”