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Proudfoot supermarkets celebrate £50,000 in donations to local causes

Scarborough-based retailer Proudfoot Group are celebrating a milestone donation this month after supporting another local cause with funding.

The independent supermarket group, which operates four stores in the area, have to date donated over £50,000 to almost 150 different charities and other good causes in the local community through supplier Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity.

Since the charity’s formation in 2008, Proudfoot have been proud advocates of the MADL initiative, which has seen them acknowledged with numerous Nisa awards over the years for their outstanding charitable efforts – including the ‘Fundraiser of the Year’ title scooped by director Valerie Aston earlier this year.    

Proudfoot’s latest donation was of £500 to Yorkshire Coast Sight Support, towards new computers to support partially sighted people in the local area.

Making a Difference Locally is Nisa’s registered charity, which raises funds in Nisa-affiliated stores from the sale of Heritage and Co-op own-label products, and via more than 900 collecting tins sited in stores. The charity has been proudly supporting good causes since 2008 and has donated over £8.8 million to more than 11,000 causes to date.

In addition to the £50,000 donated to the local community through MADL, Proudfoot have also supported good causes with over £40,000 in funds raised via the carrier bag charge in its stores.

Proudfoot director Valerie Aston said: “We have been proudly supporting the Making a Difference Locally charity from the very beginning and are delighted to have donated this milestone amount. 

“MADL allows us to develop stronger relationships with good causes and the local community, and enables us, as an independent retailer, to support some very worthy local charities and other groups who are in need of extra funding. 

“I have had the pleasure of seeing first-hand the difference our donations can make and am delighted that we have been able to support so many local causes with these funds – huge thanks to our wonderful customers who make these donations possible and for their continued support!”

For more information on Making a Difference Locally follow @MADLCharity on Facebook or Twitter.