SPAR UK supports blind army veteran’s charity cycle

July 16, 2019 IN THE CATEGORY: Responsible retailing

A British Army veteran who lost his sight completely in 2007 took on a gruelling challenge in June to raise money for two sight-loss charities.

Craig ‘Freddie’ Lundberg, a former Corporal in the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, set off on a long 1,600km cycling journey with sighted pilot, Callum Edge, on 11 June. The pair cycled for 10 days in a row, going all the way from Land’s End to John O’Groat’s, two extremities in the southwest and northeast of Great Britain.

The team was supported by SPAR UK throughout their journey as they made regular stops at stores each day of the ride. In total, they visited 10 SPAR stores throughout England, Wales and Scotland.

The money raised from the Blind Challenge Tandem will go towards Blind Veterans UK and Vision Aid Overseas.

Read more about Craig’s story here.

Source: 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.

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