SPAR is donating sandwiches and treats to nurses and staff at several Marie Curie hospices across the UK. In addition, the convenience store group is donating 10p from the sale of each of its Turkey Feast sandwich to the charity.
Tom Heron, senior partnership manager at Marie Curie, said: “Our nurses and hospice staff work incredibly hard but this year has been particularly challenging for everyone. Nurses constantly put others before themselves so it’s wonderful to know they’ll have sandwiches and treats to enjoy at the end of their shifts. This is a very thoughtful and generous donation from SPAR.”
Madeleine Blowing, brand & digital executive at SPAR UK, added: “Communities are at the heart of everything we do so it was our pleasure to deliver sandwiches and sweet treats to the hospices who do so much for their communities. During a year of such uncertainty and change, it is even more important for us to support Marie Curie and ensure they can continue delivering such vital care and support to families across the UK.”
SPAR also responded to the logistical challenge the charity was facing in distributing crucial PPE to its nurses. In the North and South West of England, Marie Curie nurses are able to collect essential PPE from their local SPAR convenience store.
SPAR has been Marie Curie’s national charity partner since 2017 and in that time it has raised £1.67 million for the charity.