Supermarket raises money for AT charity

NEAALM110113D3 - Kimberley Sainsburys cheque presentation of �1304.60 to Atajua-Telangiectasia Society l-r Manager Mark Creswell with supervisors  Fran Marriott, Viv Betts, Jo Betts and Angela Sheldon
NEAALM110113D3 - Kimberley Sainsburys cheque presentation of �1304.60 to Atajua-Telangiectasia Society l-r Manager Mark Creswell with supervisors Fran Marriott, Viv Betts, Jo Betts and Angela Sheldon

SAINSBURY’S supermarket in Kimberley raised £1,300 for a charity on behalf of a five-year-old boy from Nuthall who suffers rare genetic disorder.

Little Kaid Betts suffers Ataxia-Telangiectasia (AT) and staff at the store in Greens Lane chose the AT Society as one of their chosen charities last year.

They presented Kaid’s mum, Jo Betts, with the cheque outside the store last week.

She said: “It’s fantastic. The amount of people who contributed is just amazing.”

AT causes a loss of balance and poor muscle condition and many people develop cancer. Most sufferers end up in wheelchairs and do not live past their mid 20s.

Mrs Betts, of Nuthall, said: “It’s great to be able to raise awareness because it’s such a rare condition. And if they find out more about the fault in the gene it will help with cancer research as well.”

Collection buckets were put at the end of the tills throughout the year and staff did a sponsored walk to add to the total.

Kaid goes to Larkfields Infant School in Nuthall. Mrs Betts said: “He is very popular and he’ll give anything a try.”