Kind-hearted Derek wins Taunton trolley dash - then gives winnings to charity

Somerset County Gazette: Pictured, from left, are: Richard Treharne, Derek Smalley, Sainsbury’s commercial manager Dawn Summerhayes, Mr Smalley’s wife Joan, and St Margaret’s Hospice community fundraiser Natalie Brady. Pictured, from left, are: Richard Treharne, Derek Smalley, Sainsbury’s commercial manager Dawn Summerhayes, Mr Smalley’s wife Joan, and St Margaret’s Hospice community fundraiser Natalie Brady.

A KIND-HEARTED customer won a trolley dash at Sainsbury’s in Taunton – and then donated his winnings to two charities.

Derek Smalley selected a bottle of whiskey for himself and then donated the rest of his £250 winnings to Open Door and Taunton Foodbank.

Store manager Richard Treharne said: “This is a generous act of thoughtfulness at a time when people really need it.”

The supermarket holds the trolley dash each Christmas to support its local charity partner, which this year was St Margaret’s Hospice.

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