Blakemore Retail, which owns and operates more than 290 Spar stores across England and Wales, spent a month fundraising for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal, set up by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), and last month handed over a cheque for £14,173 to the appeal.
The DEC brings together 13 leading UK aid agencies to raise money at times of humanitarian crisis in poorer countries.
Blakemore Retail successfully raised the £14K in total, via in-store checkout collection tins over four weeks.
Blakemore Retail MD Geoff Hallam (left in the picture) presented the funds raised by the business to the DEC in June at Blakemore Retail’s annual conference.
Disasters Emergency Committee Chief Executive Saleh Saeed (right) said: “Spar’s support has been tremendous; the Disasters Emergency Committee calls upon rapid support when a disaster occurs, to raise vital funds quickly and effectively.
“Our latest Nepal earthquake appeal simply couldn’t happen without the incredible support from people such as yourselves. It is a testament to the dedication and hard work of all Spar store employees and their customers.
“The money donated will go a long way in supporting those affected by the Nepal disaster and will help to enable them to rebuild their shattered communities.”
Geoff Hallam added: “I am overwhelmed by the support we’ve been able to provide in such a small space of time to the survivors of the Nepal earthquake.
“Our staff are very proud to be part of an organisation that puts social responsibility high on the agenda and they have put an incredible amount of effort into supporting such an important appeal.”