When Alfons, former store owner of a SPAR store in Tongeren, visited Africa on a business trip 25 years ago, he fell in love with Kenya. In 2015, he and his wife decided to open Evy’s Children’s Home in Kwale, 30km from Mombasa. The orphanage gives a home to 15 children, who are either orphans or have been rescued from a distressing home situation. The children are supervised by a team of seven adults.
The name of the orphanage Evy’s Children’s Home is dedicated to Alfons’s daughter, Evy, who passed away three years ago. Touched by Alfons’s selfless dedication to this cause, SPAR Belgium partner Lambrechts was delighted to get involved and show support for the charity by donating €2 for every Belgian chocolate-filled Christmas house sold in SPAR stores it operates nationwide.
The promotion is organised in cooperation with Music for life, an annual fundraising campaign by radio station, Studio Brussels, together with the Belgian Red Cross.
About SPAR Belgium
SPAR was introduced to Belgium in 1947, representing the first step in the international development of SPAR. SPAR licences have been granted to SPAR Retail (part of the Colruyt Group) and SPAR Lambrechts NV.
SPAR Retail accounts for over 80% of total SPAR sales generated through a combination of company owned and independently operated stores. SPAR Lambrechts is the second partner supporting independent retailers. SPAR Retail operates two formats: SPAR and EUROSPAR, while Lambrechts focuses on serving customers with the SPAR and SPAR Express formats.