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Almost £165,000 donated to good causes via Nisa’s charity during second lockdown

Nisa retailers have supported good causes with almost £165,000 during England’s second lockdown period, with hundreds of charities set to benefit from donations in time for the busy festive season.

Between 5th November and 2nd December, Nisa partners collectively donated £164,770 via the symbol group’s Making a Difference Locally charity, with 212 stores making a total of 329 donations during this period.

The events of this year have seen retailer donations to foodbanks and health and wellbeing charities in particular increase; a trend that has continued throughout the second lockdown period. 60% of donations over this time were made to health and wellbeing charities, totalling £86,581, while 11% were made to good causes promoting good food and nutrition (such as foodbanks) totalling £25,574, in response to the current needs of retailers’ local communities.

20% of donations were made to support learning facilities such as schools and playgroups while 7% were given to charities providing shelter and security services, including centres for the homeless.

Kate Carroll, Nisa’s Head of Charity said: “We’ve seen countless examples of Nisa partners going above and beyond for their local communities this year and demonstrating the value independent retailers provide to the local area.

“The additional support given to good causes via Making a Difference Locally, at a time when many are facing a significant loss of income but a higher demand for their services, has been incredible.

“November was one of our biggest ever months for partner donations and we expect the additional support offered by Nisa retailers to their communities to continue throughout the festive period and beyond.”

Since its formation in 2008, Making a Difference Locally has raised over £12.3m and supported charities and other good causes with over 13,000 donations.

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