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

January 28, 2019

Blakemore Retail awards NSPCC £200,000

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

Jumping out of planes, running up skyscrapers and cycling across the country are all things Blakemore Retail employees can now tick off their fundraising hit-list.

These challenges were successfully navigated in the last six months of 2018 as staff sought new and daring ways to help the children's charity.

The funds will be used to support the NSPCC’s ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ service, which gives children the knowledge they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect.

Other fundraising events run by Blakemore Retail employees included Halloween, a Battle of the Bakes competition, Christmas-themed fancy dress days and Sparkle Day. In-store activities in December alone raised a fantastic £59,380 for the charity.

Blakemore Retail has now raised more than £3 million over the last ten-plus years to help the NSPCC make a difference to hundreds of thousands of children’s lives.

NSPCC Fundraising Manager Romaine Maret said: “Blakemore Retail is one of our most loyal supporters, raising vital funds for our fight for every childhood for more than a decade.

“The commitment, creativity and courage shown by employees in their quest to raise as much money as possible for the NSPCC is really inspiring.”

Blakemore Retail Store Operations Director Chris Bacon added: “We set our store managers and colleagues a huge challenge at our managers’ conference last June to raise an extra £500k for the NSPCC and they have fully embraced this.

“Over the last six months of 2018 we saw some incredible events, including the Big Skydive and PANTS Day, along with the usual cake sales and fancy dress days. Our colleagues are amazing and I know they have lots more creative fundraising planned for the next six months too!”

Blakemore Retail NSPCC fundraising

Fundraisers over the past six months have included PANTS Day, skydives and the Gherkin Challenge


Image at top of page: Retail Operations Support & Marketing Assistant Manager Caroline Wills hands over a cheque for £200,914 to NSPCC Partnerships Manager Romaine Maret and Senior Partnerships Manager Francesca Henbest

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