SAINSBURY'S staff will be lending a hand in the community as the supermarket chain celebrates 150 years in business.

The Northwich store team will join colleagues nationwide in taking part in 150 days of volunteering to mark the milestone anniversary.

They will be helping Age UK Cheshire develop its sensory garden space at Castle Community Centre in Barber's Lane.

The project aims to provide a healthy, stimulating outdoor space for older people with sensory issues such as dementia.

Staff will be helping to clear the area to make room for pathways and landscaping, before putting in planters and plants.

Store manager Ian Massey said: “We’re really excited to be helping a local cause so close to our hearts – it’s a great way for our colleagues to come together and support the community.

"It’s so important for us to give back to our local community and what better time than in our 150th year.”

There is more information about the project – and ways that the public can get involved – at the front of Sainsbury's Northwich store in Venables Road.

The Castle Community Centre offers a range of computer skills, learning and leisure classes for the over 55s, with more information available at

Age UK Cheshire marketing officer Brian Roberts said: “We’re very touched by the commitment from Sainsbury’s Northwich to support our work with the sensory garden project at Castle Community Centre.

"Having colleagues volunteer with us will really make a difference and we very much appreciate the time given to such an important cause.”