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In the past 12 months SPAR Scotland has donated a total of £150,000 to local charities, community groups, foodbanks and SPAR’s national charity partner Marie Curie.

Marking the 100th anniversary of the company, C J Lang & Son Ltd, gave away £100,000 to charities in the vicinity of every single one of their 114 company-owned SPAR stores where members of the public were asked to nominate their local charity to be in with a chance of winning.

In addition, the wholesale and convenience store business has donated £10,000 in SPAR shopping vouchers, cash donations and product donations to a number of foodbanks.

Marie Curie is SPAR’s national charity partner and £40,000 has been donated by SPAR Scotland to help the work Marie Curie nurses have been doing to support the NHS and the vulnerable during this challenging time.

Colin McLean, CEO of SPAR Scotland said: “As a wholesale business based in Dundee which supplies over 300 local community SPAR stores, we are pleased to be able to send donations to recipients the length and breadth of Scotland.

“We are also proud to announce our first Community Cashback Initiative where we have £30,000 to give away to local community groups and charities.

“As a local convenience store business, serving every community in Scotland we have set up our first Community Cashback Initiative recognising the work many groups and charity services are also doing to support people in local communities around Scotland. We hope a number of groups will benefit from a share of the fund.

“Thousands of fundraising events have been cancelled over the past few months and we know this injection of funds will help charities and groups continue to do their jobs. Times have changed and we want to make sure we continue to be there for our communities,” he added.

The wholesaler and retailer will announce the details of the Community Cashback Initiative very shortly when it will donate £30,000 to charities and groups providing a variety of services to users throughout Scotland.