SPAR UK is celebrating raising £3 million for its national charity partner Marie Curie.
SPAR UK started its national charity partnership with Marie Curie in 2016 and has reached this milestone through in-store fundraising, customer donations and on-pack product donations.
During the partnership, SPAR colleagues and customers alike have taken part in fundraising for the Great Daffodil Appeal, Blooming Great Tea Party, Go Yellow, Scare to Show you Care, and many more events.
SPAR stores have complemented fundraising efforts with donations from own-label products, from fresh cut daffodils to Christmas sandwiches, and with individuals and groups taking on epic treks, hosting events and baking treats.
SPAR suppliers have also demonstrated their continued commitment to the partnership, most recently supporting the Go Yellow campaign with a £35,000 donation.
In addition to raising vital funds, SPAR stepped up and helped respond to the coronavirus pandemic by distributing over one million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Marie Curie Nurses delivering frontline care.
The £3 million raised by SPAR colleagues, customers and suppliers is enough to fund 130,000 hours of care from Marie Curie Nurses, making a huge difference to people living with a terminal illness, and their loved ones, across the UK.
Ian Taylor, SPAR UK retail director, said: “A huge thank you to all our SPAR colleagues, customers and suppliers who have supported Marie Curie and helped reach this tremendous milestone! The commitment and support for Marie Curie has been exceptional.
“We have a long tradition of helping good causes and giving back to communities in which our stores serve. Our partnership represents our collective commitment to help Marie Curie Nurses reach more people by creating a better end of life for all in the UK.”Published Date: October 19, 2023