Independent Retailers Pledge over £600k to their Communities
Costcutter Supermarkets Group have paired over 50% of their stores with local good causes this year, pledging over £600,000 to more than 400 charities across the UK.
Helping retailers to thrive, Local Pride is the businesses new charity initiative, launched in-store in January 2016, it supports independent retailers to give back to the communities they serve.
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Stores across the UK are now promoting select products that donate an agreed pence per pack to that store’s chosen charity. This is funded by suppliers and encourages a local partnership on a national scale for big brands, and a chance for direct suppliers to participate too.
How Local Pride looks in-store.
Local Pride also encourages retailers to boost their fundraising in other ways too:
- Through collection tins in store
- Donating the proceeds of carrier bags (if applicable)
- Encouraging online donations though their own store fundraising pages
- And completing activities in store and out
Retailer, Josie Chamberlin from Costcutter Codicote, partnered up with another local business, Codicote Spice, to raise £1,400 for Macmillan Cancer Support in Hertfordshire from a Curry Night.
£360 was raised by Exelby Services in North Yorkshire, completing a coffee morning in-store for Eden Valley Hospice.
Even the Head Office in Dunnington is getting involved too, already raising over £1,770 for their chosen causes nominated by colleagues.