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Nisa store funds books for Deansbrook Junior School

The Nisa Local store on Deansbrook Road, Edgware have supported their local Junior school with a £500 donation towards replenishing their school Library.

The convenience store, owned by Haroon Hussain, made the £500 donation via Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity and is their second donation made through the charity.

A representative for Deansbrook Juniors told us “This donation would be used to replenish our library which was greatly depleted during COVID when we issued up to three books a week so that the children could read avidly at home. Every effort was meant to get these books returned but many were damaged or unfit to be relent when returned. Therefore, we are in desperate need of funding to buy new books so that children can develop a keen interest in books which will hold them in good stead all through their education and into their adult life."

"As a school we value cultural diversity and our pupils come from a wide range of ethnic groups with the two largest groups been white British and Black African. Most pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is above the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium (those who are known to be eligible for free school meals or in the care of the local authority) is almost double the national average. I can therefore confirm that these funds received will be very beneficial to our community and will be fully inclusive to all children in the school.”

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Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity was established to support local communities, allowing Nisa-affiliated retailers to support local causes that matter to them with charitable donations. Every time a customer purchases an item from the Co-op or Heritage own brand ranges in-store, a proportion of the cost is added to the store’s charity fund, to be donated to a local good cause.

Haroon Hussain, owner of the Nisa Local store, said: “We are pleased to be able to use our Making a Difference Locally funds to support our local Junior school."

“We hope the donations will provide quality books for the enjoyment of local children attending the school, thank you to our customers as through your purchasing of coop products we have been able to support our community."

To support local causes in your community, look out for Co-op and Heritage own label products in your local Nisa store.