Spar sandwiches

Source: James Hall

Peter Dodding, sales and marketing director, and Andrew Barnes trading director

Spar wholesaler James Hall has raised half a million pounds for charity through its sandwich sales since 2011.

The wholesaler supported the NSPCC until March 2017, and Marie Curie thereafter.

The own label sandwiches are sold across the wholesaler’s 640 Spar stores and automatically generate a donation when they are purchased.

The Preston-based wholesaler stocks 45 own label products that, in addition to the sandwiches, generate money for charity. These include strawberry jam, salted peanuts, cling film and chocolate cookies.

“We have been thrilled to help two major charities since beginning the initiative, the NSPCC and Marie Curie,” said James Hall sales and marketing director Peter Dodding. “Spar worked with the NSPCC between October 2011 and March 2017, and since March 2017, Marie Curie has become Spar’s national champion charity.

“We are committed to serving local communities and delighted to be able to offer our customers the option of supporting charities through purchasing a Spar sandwich.

“Thank you to all of our Spar customers who have purchased a Spar sandwich. We look forward to raising the next £500,000!”

Spar UK announced in January that it had raised £1m for Marie Curie, since beginning the partnership in March 2017.