SPAR awards 30 grants through Community Cashback scheme

SPAR has announced the winners of its second £100,000 Community Cashback scheme.

Shoppers from all over the UK were invited to apply for a grant to go to a small local organisation or charity that they felt deserving of some extra funding. Amounts of up to £10,000 were available.

Kerry Anderson (left) from Air Ambulance NI receives a £10,000 grant from Henderson Group’s Bronagh Luke.

More than 13,500 applications were received (8,500 more than the target) during the process, which ran from 1 Feb until 15 March.

All five SPAR UK wholesalers participated in the Community Cashback scheme, and the winners of £10,000 grants were:

Ty Hapus CIO in AF Blakemore’s region

Rainbow Hub in James Hall’s region

Fox & Friends in CJ Lang & Son’s region

Air Ambulance NI in Henderson Group’s region

Appleby Westward chose 18 local recipients to receive a slice of its £20,000 donation fund. The overall winner was Cornish charity Coast Medic, which provides professional medical care to casualties at sea and received a £2,250 grant, while the Stepping Out Cancer Rehabilitation Group of Bridport received £2,000.

Suzanne Dover, SPAR UK brand & marketing director, said: “We have been overwhelmed with the response to our UK-wide 2023 Community Cashback scheme and we are really pleased to be able to award 30 very worthy local causes with a grant.

“We believe in nurturing our neighbourhoods and supporting the communities we serve, and this scheme is another way we are helping to do this, especially now when deserving local organisations need some extra financial support.

“We are known for nurturing our neighbourhoods and these grants are a way for SPAR to give back to small organisations that shop in our stores.”



Published Date: July 26, 2023
Category: Wholesale Industry News