SPAR UK stores have tea-rrific time supporting local charity

July 8, 2019 IN THE CATEGORY: Community, Responsible retailing

This past June, SPAR stores in the UK helped raise funds for charity partner, Marie Curie’s summer campaign, the Blooming Great Tea Party. Stores across the UK offered product specific donations to Marie Curie while the event was running.

The money raised will go towards providing vital care and support for people living with a terminal illness and their families. It will also help fund research and ensure that Marie Curie’s information line is there for anyone affected by a terminal illness.

Laura McNally, SPAR Marketing Controller, said: “We are really proud that our retailers helped to raise vital funds this summer while giving shoppers some tasty teatime treats and a ton of fun in the process!

“By holding their own tea parties, our SPAR stores helped Marie Curie reach even more people living with a terminal illness and their families.

“The money SPAR stores raised at their Blooming Great Tea Parties will also help fund the vital research Marie Curie does, and help provide hands-on nursing care to more people at the end of their lives,” she said.

Source: SPAR UK

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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.

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