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Blakemore Retail to Host Big Bank Holiday Fundraiser for NSPCC

August 20, 2021

Blakemore Retail colleagues are set to go on a fundraising drive for the NSPCC this August bank holiday with their annual PANTS Weekend

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GroceryAid Coast to Coast Cycle Gets Underway

July 23, 2021

Ten cyclists from A.F. Blakemore and independent SPAR stores take on an epic bike ride across Wales in aid of charity GroceryAid

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Blakemore Retail Reaches £4 Million Fundraising Milestone for NSPCC

July 23, 2021

Blakemore Retail reaches a £4 million fundraising milestone for the NSPCC through its 16-year partnership with the charity

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Blakemore Cyclists to Embark on Coast to Coast Challenge

July 09, 2021

Ten cyclists from A.F. Blakemore and independent SPAR stores are set to take on an epic bike ride across Wales in aid of charity GroceryAid

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Blakemore Retail Teams Up with NSPCC for Home or Out Alone Campaign

July 09, 2021

Blakemore Retail teams up with the NSPCC to help parents decide if their children are ready to stay home or go out alone

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Blakemore Retail Birthday Parties Raise More Than £35,000 for NSPCC

June 11, 2021

Blakemore Retail raises £35,212 for the NSPCC by hosting 16th birthday parties across its SPAR estate to celebrate the start of its 16th year of partnership with the charity

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Blakemore Foundation Awards £313,257 to Good Causes in 2020/21

May 24, 2021

The Blakemore Foundation awarded goods and monetary donations worth £313,257 to good causes during A.F. Blakemore’s 2020/21 financial year

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Blakemore Colleagues Support More Than 300 Easter Activities

April 06, 2021

A.F. Blakemore colleagues help to make Easter ‘eggstra special’ for their local communities with charitable giving and fundraising initiatives

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A.F. Blakemore to Launch Charity Campaign in Memory of Raj Aggarwal

March 16, 2021

A.F. Blakemore is set to launch a charity campaign in April in memory of much-loved SPAR retailer Raj Aggarwal

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Colleagues Celebrate GroceryAid Awareness Day

March 05, 2021

Colleagues across A.F. Blakemore help the company raise awareness of GroceryAid as it marks GroceryAid Awareness Day

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Blakemore Retail Helps Fund NSPCC Virtual Assembly with Ant and Dec

March 04, 2021

Blakemore Retail’s fundraising for the NSPCC helps the charity to hold a special virtual assembly to talk to children about mental health in the pandemic

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Blakemore Foundation Covid-19 Support Reaches Value of £176,000

February 17, 2021

Charitable donations awarded to Covid-related causes via the Blakemore Foundation have now reached a value of £176,000

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Store Manager Linda Carrington Receives New Year Honour

December 31, 2020

SPAR Store Manager Linda Carrington receives a British Empire Medal in The Queen’s New Year Honours

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Blakemore Retail PANTS Day Raises £31,453

September 11, 2020

Blakemore Retail PANTS Weekend raises an incredible £31,453

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Blakemore Retail Recognises Top Fundraising Stores

September 08, 2020

Blakemore Retail recognises its top fundraising stores after raising more than £252,000 for the NSPCC during its last fundraising year

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Non-uniform Weekend Raises £25,000 for NSPCC

July 29, 2020

Blakemore Retail SPAR stores across England and Wales raise £25,000 for the NSPCC with a ‘Dress Up or Dress Down’ fundraising weekend

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Blakemore Retail Trials Self-service Checkouts

July 23, 2020

Blakemore Retail is trialling three card-only self-service checkouts at its Bannerbrook store

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AFB to Give Away £30,000 with Community Cashback Scheme

June 17, 2020

A.F. Blakemore launches a Community Cashback Grant scheme to thank groups who are there for vulnerable people during the Covid-19 crisis

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A.F. Blakemore Colleagues Donate Over £25,000 During Coronavirus Crisis

April 21, 2020

Colleagues from across A.F. Blakemore donate more than £25,000 to local communities during the coronavirus crisis

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A.F. Blakemore Celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Week

March 04, 2020

A.F. Blakemore celebrates its first Random Acts of Kindness Week with colleagues across the business

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James Russell Cycles Cambodia for Charity

March 02, 2020

Blakemore Wholesale Distribution Managing Director James Russell cycles more than 500km through Cambodia for charity

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A.F. Blakemore Partners with Disability Sport Wales

February 03, 2020

A.F. Blakemore becomes the National Community Partner of Disability Sport Wales

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Blakemore Colleagues Wrap 2,500 Presents for Local Charities

January 02, 2020

​A.F. Blakemore colleagues wrap more than 2,500 Christmas presents for local charities over the festive period

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SPAR International Presents A.F. Blakemore with Special Recognition Award

December 04, 2019

A.F. Blakemore has been presented with a Special Recognition award by SPAR International for the contribution it has made to the community through its Branching Out education programme

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Charity Challenges Raise Hundreds for NSPCC

December 02, 2019

Blakemore Retail colleagues take part in challenges to fundraise for the NPSPCC

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Blakemore Logistics Steps Up for Safer Streets

November 27, 2019

More than 700 pupils from across the West Midlands are educated on the rules of the road as part of Blakemore Logistics’ annual Road Safety campaign

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SPAR Spooktacular: the Best of Halloween 2019

October 31, 2019

A.F. Blakemore colleagues get into the spirit of Halloween with a whole host of spooky-themed celebrations

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Retail Volunteers Donate 256 Hours to DIY SOS Project

October 30, 2019

A team of Blakemore Retail colleagues has donated 256 hours to a DIY community project set to feature on the television next week

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SPAR Retail Show Makes Generous Donation to Local Food Banks

October 28, 2019

A total of 467kg of food, drink, toiletry and household goods were donated to local food banks following Blakemore Trade Partners’ SPAR Retail Show at the International Centre in Telford in October

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Blakemore Retail Raises a Dino-mite £34,000 for NSPCC

October 02, 2019

Blakemore Retail SPAR stores across England and Wales have been on a fundraising drive for the NSPCC while raising awareness about keeping children safe from sexual abuse

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Blakemore Retail Celebrates Top NSPCC Fundraisers

August 30, 2019

Blakemore Retail recognises its top fundraising stores after announcing a record-breaking year of fundraising that generated more than £450,000 for the NSPCC

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Blakemore Retail Colleagues Raise Record-breaking Total for NSPCC

July 31, 2019

Blakemore Retail colleagues celebrate a record-breaking year of fundraising after generating more than £450,000 for the NSPCC

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A.F. Blakemore Crowned National Winner at Business in the Community Awards

July 10, 2019

A.F. Blakemore is celebrating after being crowned a national winner at the prestigious Responsible Business Awards 2019, run by Business in the Community

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Colleagues Go Western to Help Keep Children Safe Online

June 03, 2019

Colleagues based at Blakemore Retail SPAR stores across England and Wales threw on their Stetsons and denim jeans to raise awareness and help fundraise for the NSPCC

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Blakemore Retail Colleagues ‘Survive the Wild’ and Raise Over £13,000 for NSPCC

May 24, 2019

Eight senior colleagues from Blakemore Retail take on a ‘Survive the Wild’ charity challenge to raise funds for the NSPCC

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Colleagues Don Disco-themed Bras to Raise Thousands for Walk the Walk

May 23, 2019

Nine Blakemore colleagues take part in night fundraising event MoonWalk London in aid of breast cancer charity Walk the Walk

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Senior Team to Take On Bear Grylls Challenge

April 30, 2019

Blakemore Retail’s Bear Grylls ‘Survive the Wild’ Executive Challenge is fast approaching and the senior team is now in your hands!

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A.F. Blakemore Colleagues Master Marathon for Charity

April 30, 2019

Four employees have collectively raised more than £9,000 for charity by running the London Marathon

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A.F. Blakemore Announced as Finalist for Responsible Business Awards

April 29, 2019

A.F. Blakemore is named as a finalist for Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards 2019

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Blakemore Retail Ball Fundraises £32,000 for NSPCC

April 16, 2019

Blakemore Retail raises £32,000 for the NSPCC at its third Charity Ball

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A.F. Blakemore Launches Education Programme for Secondary Schools

February 27, 2019

A.F. Blakemore has launched a brand new education programme for secondary school children to help them develop the attitudes and behaviours for success

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New Community Engagement Report Published

February 27, 2019

A.F. Blakemore has produced a publication showcasing the great work that took place as part of the company’s community engagement programme during 2018

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Blakemore Retail Colleagues in a Spin to Raise Over £1,500 for NSPCC

February 15, 2019

Blakemore Retail colleagues take on the gruelling challenge of a spinathon to raise more than £1,500 for the NSPCC

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SPAR UK Raises £1 Million for Marie Curie

January 29, 2019

SPAR UK’s fundraising efforts for terminal illness charity Marie Curie pass the £1 million mark

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Blakemore Retail Colleagues’ Daring Deeds Raise Over £200k for NSPCC

January 28, 2019

Colleagues from Blakemore Retail SPAR stores went above and beyond during the latter half of 2018 to raise more than £200k for the children’s charity

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Blakemore Colleagues Celebrate Cracking Community Christmas

January 02, 2019

A.F. Blakemore employees supported more than two thousand different good causes in their local communities this Christmas

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Community Volunteering Steps Up in Logistics

December 31, 2018

Community volunteering across Blakemore Logistics stepped up a gear as Christmas approached, with employees donating more than 560 hours of work time to community groups

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Blakemore Logistics Delivers Road Safety Message to Schools

November 28, 2018

More than 800 pupils from across the West Midlands are educated on the rules of the road as part of Blakemore Logistics’ annual road safety campaign

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Blakemore Foodservice Donates £5,000 to Midlands-based Cancer Charities

October 02, 2018

Kind hearted employees from Blakemore Foodservice have donated £5,000 to charities Walsall Breast Cancer Support Group and Balls to Cancer

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Blakemore Retail Launches New Insomnia Coffee Shop at Thurcroft

September 21, 2018

Blakemore Retail extends its Insomnia coffee offer by opening a brand new coffee shop at the location of its recently relaunched SPAR Thurcroft store in Rotherham

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Blakemore Retail Raises Child Safety Awareness and a Roarsome £52,000 for the NSPCC

September 04, 2018

Blakemore Retail SPAR stores across England and Wales have been on a bank holiday fundraising drive for the NSPCC while at the same time raising awareness about how parents can keep their children safe from sexual abuse

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Blakemore Retail Colleagues Help Feed Over 70 at Worcester Street Kitchen

April 27, 2018

Colleagues from Blakemore Retail join forces with the Worcestershire Homeless Appeal to serve up meals to some of Worcester’s most vulnerable people

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A.F. Blakemore Spreads the Word on Responsible Business

February 15, 2018

More than 30 business leaders, council heads and community organisations from across Walsall join together to investigate collaborative ways to address key challenges across the borough

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Colleagues to Donate Food Worth £240 to Food Banks

January 31, 2018

A.F. Blakemore is to present two food banks with food worth £240 thanks to colleagues’ generous donations of Christmas gift vouchers

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Blakemore Retail Colleagues Raise £1,112 for Derbyshire Hospice

January 30, 2018

Blakemore Retail colleagues from four stores in Derbyshire fundraise £1,112 for Ashgate Hospicecare

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Worcestershire SPAR Stores Donate £15,000 Worth of Goods to Collection Appeals

December 20, 2017

Colleagues from Blakemore Retail collect more than £15,000 worth of goods for the homeless and vulnerable children

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A.F. Blakemore Awards 12 Good Causes £1,917 Heritage Grants

December 20, 2017

A.F. Blakemore has concluded its centenary year by awarding 12 good causes a grant of £1,917 through its charitable trust, the Blakemore Foundation

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Colleagues Rally Together for Education Focus Week

November 30, 2017

A focus week based on A.F. Blakemore’s Branching Out education programme took place this month, as part of the company’s centenary celebrations

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Blakemore Colleagues Inspire Young People at Sikh Ethos School

October 26, 2017

Graduates from A.F. Blakemore inspire the next generation of students at the Khalsa Academy in Wolverhampton as part of the company’s centenary celebrations

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SPAR Tenbury Wells Supports Worcestershire Homeless Appeal

October 19, 2017

Blakemore Retail SPAR Tenbury Wells has supported the Worcestershire Homeless Appeal by collecting and donating over 350 bottles of water from local residents.

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Blakemore Trade Partners Colleagues Take On ‘100’ Challenges

October 12, 2017

Blakemore Trade Partners colleagues have raised more than £5,000 by taking part in a series of unusual and challenging ‘100’ themed fundraisers to mark A.F. Blakemore’s centenary

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100th Anniversary Charity Birthday Party Raises £86,000 for Good Causes

September 29, 2017

On September 1st, colleagues across England and Wales took part in 300 celebratory events at stores and depots across the company’s trading area

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Llanharry Raise £2,000 for Life-saving Defibrillators

April 07, 2017

A Blakemore Retail SPAR store in Llanharry is saving lives by fundraising £2,000 for a Welsh heart charity.

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Blakemore Branching Out Completes First School-Based Activity

January 31, 2017

A.F. Blakemore’s Branching Out community programme completes its first engagement activity in a West Midlands school

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