Spar has raised £1.5m for Marie Curie, allowing its national charity partner to provide 80,000 hours of care from nurses.
The fundraising efforts of independently owned UK Spar stores have paid for expert care and support for terminally ill patients and their families.
Spar has also helped Marie Curie – its charity partner since 2017 – respond to the challenges of the pandemic by providing nurses with PPE at stores.
“Marie Curie would like to thank each and every one of Spar’s staff for their dedication and support to help make a real difference to families living with terminal illness,” said Marie Curie senior partnership manager Tom Heron.
“Now more than ever, people need Marie Curie nurses to be there for them. Thanks to Spar’s unbelievable support, Marie Curie has been able to have a nurse by someone’s side for 80,000 hours. It is a phenomenal achievement and we really cannot thank Spar UK enough.”
Spar UK digital marketing manager Alex Hall said: “During the pandemic Spar stores have supported NHS staff and vulnerable people in the community by donating personal care products and foodstuffs to banks and hospitals nationwide.
“In addition, we are very aware of the caring work Marie Curie nurses have been doing to support the NHS and the vulnerable during this challenging time. We are proud to support our national charity partner Marie Curie and will continue to do as much as we can to promote the amazing work their nurses do to help families living with terminal illness.”