Launched on 10 August, the campaign ran until 30 August 2020. Customers, store staff, and SPAR Scotland employees could nominate a local charity or community group for the chance to win a share of the money.
The campaign took place in all 108 SPAR Scotland company-owned stores. The winning groups will now share the £30,000 with the 24 winning charities receiving 24 monetary prizes ranging from £800 to £2,000 which has been distributed this month (November).
Colin McLean, CEO of SPAR Scotland, said: “We are pleased to have received such a great response to our first-ever Community Cashback campaign. However, to have just short of 7,000 people vote in areas all over Scotland to win a share of the £30,000 is overwhelming and demonstrates how important it is to continue to look after small charities in local areas.
“We set up the Community Cashback campaign to recognise the work many groups and charities are doing to support people in local communities around Scotland. During the pandemic, we have seen how local community groups and charities have suffered, and we hope the winners can benefit in some small way from the donation,” he added.
Four winners were chosen in each of the six areas from around Scotland. Winners were invited to a local SPAR store to collect their cheque.
Source: SPAR UK
About SPAR UK
The UK became a member of SPAR in 1956 when a group of independent wholesalers was granted the SPAR licence by SPAR International. 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 brand.
SPAR has led the convenience market in the UK for many years but has faced increasing competition. Always innovative, the five regional partners have continued to grow the brand. Throughout the UK, a combination of independently-owned licensed retailers and company-owned stores can be found, spanning forecourts, airports, train stations, city centres, and local neighbourhoods.