Crimestoppers and Sainsbury’s renew partnership
Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers and leading supermarket chain Sainsbury’s have renewed their partnership to continue their fight against crime [15 November 2012]
The two community focused organisations initially joined forces in 2010 and are renewing their partnership to continue making local communities aware of the charity and how they can help reduce crime and catch criminals in the UK.
Crimestoppers and Sainsbury’s have run several initiatives together and through this partnership they have been able to make a real difference in the communities they both serve. They have worked together issuing numerous rewards appealing for information relating to specific crimes of public interest.
Phillip Hagon, Head of Corporate Security at Sainsbury’s, said: ‘Sainsbury’s is pleased to continue our support of Crimestoppers by once again renewing our corporate partnership with the charity. We believe that the work of Crimestoppers fits well with our values – most especially to make a positive difference to our communities – and is making a significant contribution to public safety. We are proud to be associated with this valuable work.’
Anamari Bishopp, Head of Development for Crimestoppers, said: “The partnership with Sainsbury’s is of particular importance to us as both organisations share a real desire to make a difference within communities. It is with great pleasure that we welcome this renewal with Sainsbury’s as we continue to strive to improve the lives of families across the UK.”
“Sainsbury’s has a strong reputation for its support for local communities and corporate values and so we are very honoured to have their continued support.”
For further information please contact Crimestoppers on 0208 835 3727.
For further information please contact Giselle Lares, PR & Media Officer for Crimestoppers on 0208 835 3737 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors
- Crimestoppers is an independent charity which helps the police to solve crimes, making communities safer. It does this by operating the 24/7 telephone number 0800 555 111 which people can ring to pass on information about crimes anonymously. They can also use our ‘giving information’ form via our website www.crimestoppers-uk.org which can also be accessed by internet-enabled mobile phones.
- Sainbury’s is the third largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom.
- Around 22 people are arrested and charged every day as a result of information given to Crimestoppers.
- Since Crimestoppers began in 1988, it has received over a million actionable calls, resulting in almost 118,000 arrests and charges. Over £124 million worth of goods has been recovered and over £271 million worth of drugs has been seized.
- In 2005, Crimestoppers launched the UK’s Most Wanted on its website which allows the public to view images of criminals and pass on vital information about their whereabouts. It has been highly successful with over 1,700 arrests to date.
- Crimestoppers UK was founded by Lord Ashcroft, KCMG, Chairman of Trustees. In 1988, he launched Crimestoppers in the Metropolitan Police area. Crimestoppers’ ‘call to action’ is built on a three-way partnership between the business community, the police and the media.
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