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Shoppers dug deep in their pockets to give a little extra to a good cause when they visited their local supermarket at the weekend.

Customers of Sainsbury’s in Kiln Lane, Epsom, had been asked to vote for an organisation to become Charity of the Year and the lucky winner was The Sunnybank Trust.

From Friday to Sunday, representatives of the organisation, based at St Barnabas Church, in Temple Road, were on site with an array of novel fundraising ideas.

As well as the fun of a human fruit machine, children were invited to take part in a Spot The Kite competition in honour of the charity’s Kite Club which runs weekly for adults with learning disabilities.

There was also a trolley packed full of products which they had to guess the value of, with the winner receiving a £25 voucher for Sainsbury’s.

Chris Grayling, was in attendance for the launch on Friday as the trust had previously been his nominated charity of the year in 2013.

Other dignitaries to attend included the Sunnybank founder and president Tom Rhind-Tutt, MBE.

Rachel Henderson, marketing and fundraising officer for Sunnybank said: “In total we raised around £600 over the weekend and had a great time with the staff and shoppers.

“We are now looking forward to working with Sainsbury’s for the next year.”