SPAR UK springs to action for Marie Curie Charity

March 6, 2018 IN THE CATEGORY: Community, People, Responsible retailing

SPAR UK retailers are once again springing into action to support the Marie Curie Charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal. The charity provides much needed care and support for people living with terminal illnesses, and their families.

After raising more than £640,000 for Marie Curie in its first year of partnership, SPAR UK store employees are again donning their yellow daffodils in 2018 to support this hugely worthy cause.

For the month of March, SPAR stores in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will support Marie Curie’s largest annual fundraising campaign by selling daffodil pins with a suggested donation of £1 each. The stores will also run a number of fundraising activities, including:

  • Go Yellow days for employees
  • Donations from the sales of a number of well-known brands including, Daz, Hartley’s jam, McVities biscuits, Mars pouches and SPAR Brand coffee
  • Support from SPAR radio and social media

“This is a great opportunity to raise money for this fantastic cause and get behind our national charity partner,” said SPAR UK Marketing Controller, Laura McNally.

“Marie Curie’s nurses help people living with terminal illnesses and their families to make the most of the time they have left. Our retailers are helping everyone have the care and support they need at the end of their life, by supporting Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal.”

Helen Stock, Senior Corporate Account Manager at Marie Curie added: “We are thrilled that SPAR stores are getting behind Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal this year. The money raised from all these wonderful activities will ensure Marie Curie can continue providing vital support across the UK for people with a terminal illness and their families. A huge thank you to everyone at SPAR!”

Source: SPAR UK

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The United Kingdom became a member of SPAR in 1956. There are five regional partners in the UK with strategically placed Distribution Centres in each region. A Central Office located in London provides national Marketing and Buying services for the group and supports the development of the SPAR Brand in the UK.

SPAR is the UK’s leading convenience retailer with a combined turnover in excess of £12 billion. SPAR celebrated its 60th anniversary in the UK in 2017.