James Hall & Co Marie Curie fundraising

James Hall & Co celebrate charity landmark

It’s half a million up for James Hall & Co Ltd as the wholesaler passes a fundraising landmark.

The Spar wholesaler has surpassed the £500,000 figure for the retailer’s charity partner, Marie Curie.

To celebrate the achievement, the highest fundraising James Hall & Co Ltd company-owned stores from each region of the north of England were championed. Among them were Spar stores in Oswaldtwistle, Walton-le-Dale and Carlisle.

Fundraising initiatives have varied from fancy dress competitions and cake stalls through to second-hand book, DVD and games tables and raffles.

The wholesaler supports Marie Curie with a variety of initiatives themselves, including yellow collection boxes, Marie Curie’s annual Great Daffodil Appeal in March, and the National Day of Reflection (23 March), when the charity encourages everyone to wear a daffodil pin and show their support for the millions of people bereaved during the pandemic.

The company donates a penny to Marie Curie from the sale of every SPAR sandwich sold in one of the 600 SPAR stores it services in Northern England, and James Hall & Co. Ltd has helped distribute PPE to frontline Marie Curie Nurses throughout the duration of the pandemic.

“The £500,000 milestone for Marie Curie is a huge achievement for our company,” said James Hall & Co’s Retail Development Director, Niels Dekkers.

“It is a very proud moment for James Hall & Co. Ltd. Marie Curie provide an incredible end of life care service and we are delighted to be able to support this invaluable work.

“This latest milestone, coming just 12 months after reaching the £400,000 mark, could not have been achieved so quickly without the kind-heartedness of our loyal customers across the north of England, combined with the commitment and inventiveness of stores and their fundraising initiatives.”

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