Puppets from Sainsbury’s ad pop in to see Mere Green pupils

Pupils at Mere Green Primary School were treated to an extra-special ‘Show and Tell’ last Friday morning.

mere green pupils and puppets

Lynn Edmonds, PR Ambassador at Sainsbury’s Mere Green, visited the school along with ‘Christmas Tree Man’ and ‘Scrunchie Lady’ – stars of the Sainsbury’s Christmas advert who can be seen dancing on the train. This year’s popular festive campaign, entitled ‘The Greatest Gift’, features a whole range of animated characters.

The Sutton Coldfield supermarket won the puppets after entering an exclusive colleague competition which was open to stores across the country. The two puppets are now spending Christmas with the team at the Mere Green store and will be displayed at the Customer Service Desk for shoppers to see during the festive period.

Lynn Edmonds, PR Ambassador at Sainsbury’s Mere Green, said:

“We all love the Christmas advert and the whole team at Mere Green were thrilled to discover we’d won the two puppets.

“I was really keen to take these out to share with the children at Mere Green Primary School and they all enjoyed meeting the characters and watching the advert.”

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Sainsbury’s launched their partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity in November, which is helping to raise money for brand new parent accommodation. The charity supports children across the UK.

Customers can purchase the specially created ‘Gingerbread Dave’ (£1) and The Greatest Gift film animation kit (£5) with all profits going to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Customers also have the option to make a donation at the till, with all the proceeds going straight to the charity.

The soundtrack to the advert, which is voiced by TV personality James Corden, is available on iTunes (99p) with all profits also going to the charity.

Last year alone, Sainsbury’s helped to raise nearly £46 million for charitable causes.

To find out more information, and to view the advert, visit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq5SGSCZe4E.