The Honeypot Children’s Charity is celebrating, after receiving a generous donation.

Darren White, store manager from Sainsbury’s Bedford Place Local, in Southampton, arranged a huge collection of Sport Relief goods to be donated to Honeypot.

Many of the Sainsbury’s stores in the Southampton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth area were left with an abundance of Sport Relief merchandise after the event and didn’t know what to do with them.

Darren went between stores to collect up all of their left over stock and donated more than 700 t-shirts, 700 socks, 200 water bottles and more than 2000 other items to the Honeypot Children’s Charity.

Darren said “as a supporter of Honeypot for many years, I saw an opportunity to really make a difference and help provide tangible items that the children can use.”

Honeypot provides respite breaks and on going outreach support to young carers and vulnerable children aged between 5 and12 years old.

With no government funding, donations such as this make such a huge difference to the charity and the children they support.

Kate Browning, the Regional Fundraising Manager for Honeypot said: “we are so grateful to Darren and all the Sainsbury’s stores who rallied together to provide Honeypot with this fantastic donation.

"Without the support of our corporate supporters, the public and people such as Darren, we simply wouldn’t be able to continue to offer our much needed services”.

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