A HEREFORD supermarket is lending its support to St Michael's Hospice with a new volunteering project.

The initiative is a part of Sainsbury's 150th birthday celebrations, which includes 150 days of volunteering across the country.

Over the next five months, Sainsbury's staff will be volunteering at St Michael's, helping out at Hospice shops, and marshalling at fundraising events.

Sainsbury's Hereford PR Ambassador Eleanor Bowers said: "We have chosen to support St Michael's because it's a charity very close to our hearts."

Sainsbury's staff across the country are taking part in the campaign, which includes supporting causes as diverse as local youth groups, elderly care homes, sports teams, community gardens and even bunny sanctuaries.

Hereford store manager Adam Harding said: "We're excited to be helping St Michael's, it's a great way for our colleagues to support the community, and we're looking forward to seeing the impact these 150 days have on the people we care about."

St Michael's Community Fundraising Manager Paddy Nugent said the Hospice is very touched by the commitment from Sainsbury's and Argos.

"Having their staff's expertise and enthusiasm will make a big difference to all at St Michael's, and we appreciate their time," he said.