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Seven local causes to benefit from Proudfoot donations

Scarborough-based Proudfoot supermarkets have kicked off their charitable giving for 2019 by supporting seven good causes in the local area. Those benefiting from donations of £250 each were 1st Forge Valley Brownies, 49th Scarborough (Eastfield) Group Council, 2nd Scarborough (Westborough) Guides, Seamer and Irton CP School, Weaponess Valley Community Group, Thrive Alive and Moorsbus CIC.

The donations total £1,750 and will support a wide range of projects that will benefit the local community. In 2018, Proudfoot donated over £7,000 to local good causes.

The family-run supermarket group’s donations were made through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity, which raises funds from the sale of Heritage own label products and branded items featured on the Proudfoot promotional leaflet, in addition to funds raised via the four supermarkets’ in-store collecting tins.

Moorsbus Community Interest Company will be using their donation from Proudfoot to help fund a ramblers’ bus service locally. Moorsbus enables people to get out of town and into the countryside on friendly, reliable buses; for exercise, companionship and to lift their spirits with a wonderful landscape.

"Moorsbus Community Interest Company" and "Friends of Moorsbus" are all volunteers and have been raising money since 2014 to pay for buses, to enable people without cars to access the North York Moors National Park. The groups raise enough for 22 - 44-seater wheelchair accessible buses, which accept the usual ENCTS bus passes that many senior citizens utilize. In 2018, ticket machines on all the buses combined recorded over 10,000 passenger journeys.

Seven local causes to benefit from Proudfoot donations

Helen Gundy, Volunteer at Friends of Moorsbus and Moorsbus CIC, said of the donation: “One of the hardest jobs we do as volunteers is the fundraising. The Nisa donation from Proudfoot that we applied for is for the bus into Dalby Forest and up through Rosedale to Danby. It will cost us £10,375 for the Sunday (and Bank Holidays) bus and £7,744 for the Saturday bus, so we are really pleased to have some help from Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity and Proudfoot in Scarborough this year.”

Valerie Aston, director at the Proudfoot Group, added: “We are delighted to be able to use our Making a Difference Locally funds to support these seven local causes within our community.

“We would like to thank our customers for their continued support, through the in-store collecting tins and purchases of selected products in our stores; as without their support these community donations would not be possible.”