Sainsbury's celebrate 150th anniversary by supporting local mental health charity

By Claire Dukes - 26 July 2019

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To celebrates its 150th anniversary, a Sainsbury's store in Swindon is joining forces with a local mental health charity to host an evening of art, music and poetry.

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This year marks supermarket chain Sainsbury's landmark anniversary of 150 years. To celebrate Swindon's store on Paddington Drive will be showcasing artwork from mental health charity IPSUM.

Offering a range of therapeutic interventions as well as therapeutic creative arts activities, IPSUM will be launching an art exhibition Thursday 1 August in the customer's cafe.

In support of the charity Sainsbury's has supplied a hamper of goods - including tea, coffee and biscuits - and will be supplying art materials for IPSUM's art room. The Swindon store is also looking to provide ongoing support for the charity in the future.

Sue Bardwell, IPSUM's art room co-ordinator, said: "We would like to thank Sainsburys for their generosity as this opportunity is a powerful way of promoting the charity to people who may not be aware of the work we do, and it is a huge boost to service users self-esteem to have their work on display in such a public space."

The art work displayed in the upcoming exhibition will be provided by service users of IPSUM. Speaking of the opportunity, one service user said: "It's exciting to think our work will be seen by so many people."

IPSUM and Sainsbury's are inviting members of the public to join them on the launch of the art exhibition which takes place Thursday 1 August, 7pm, at Sainsbury's Paddington Drive, Swindon SN5 7AA.

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