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Abbeyfield in Haddenham (the local care home in Churchway) is in the running to be named Sainsbury Thame's Local 'Charity of the Year'.

Many local charities were put forward, with just three being shortlisted for the people of Bucks & Oxon to vote for — and this can be done both in the Sainsbury's Thame store and on the Sainsbury's website.

This year is the Abbeyfield charity's 60th birthday. Abbeyfield, whose patron is HRH The Prince of Wales, was established in 1956. The charity provides residential care and support to older people.

Abbeyfield believes that older people everywhere deserve time and respect. It's Abbeyfield's mission to provide the best service of care and housing for all our residents at Haddenham, and to be a champion for older people.

We have been a charitable housing organisation for nearly 60 years and throughout this time our residents have been at the heart of what we do and the services we provide. Abbeyfield Haddenham has been open for over 30 years and have developed with our residents needs.

For over 30 years we've dedicated our time and energies to making every day a happy one that's also sociable, comfortable, stimulating and safe. We've put very high self-imposed standards of quality care at the heart of everything we do. We want to change the way people think about housing and care for older people. Our housing and care strives to remove barriers so that people can continue to do the things they enjoy.

Lindsey McGibbon, Manager of the Abbeyfield Home in Haddenham, said: "Abbeyfield Haddenham is delighted to have made it to the final three in the Sainsbury's Thame Local Charity of the Year competition. We work incredibly hard to ensure our residents can continue to do the things they enjoy. Providing high quality care for older people is such an important cause."

Every year, Sainsbury's works together with their customers and colleagues to support a local cause at the heart of the local community. These are holistic partnerships that last for the whole year and include a range of support such as awareness-raising and fundraising in-store, volunteering and donations.

Since 2009, Sainsbury stores have each selected a Local Charity of the Year to partner with and, with public support, they've now raised over £11 million. This can really make a big difference to local charities at the heart of the communities where we live and work.

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