NFRN Hardship Fund pays out £125,000 to members in need

NFRN Hardship Fund pays out £125,000 to members in need

The Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN) has now paid out nearly £125,000 to cash-strapped members from its Covid-19 Hardship Fund. Created last April, the Hardship Fund helps alleviate some of the financial pressures that independent retailers are facing due to the coronavirus pandemic. It offers financial assistance in the form... View Article

Asda providing 170 Dell laptops to schools across NI

Asda providing 170 Dell laptops to schools across NI

Asda has announced it is working with Dell Technologies to provide 170 laptops to schools across Northern Ireland to help those children who are at risk of falling behind in their education because they do not have the technology to take part in online lessons during lockdown. The supermarket has... View Article

Boost raising funds for Air Ambulance NI with The Big Raffle

Boost raising funds for Air Ambulance NI with The Big Raffle

Life-saving charity Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI) and partner Boost Drinks are aiming to cheer everyone up this gloomy January and raise essential funds by launching an incredible raffle worth thousands of pounds. Since its first deployment in July 2017, AANI has been tasked on over 1,943 occasions to serious... View Article

Lidl NI invites kids to design new recycled shopping bags

Lidl NI invites kids to design new recycled shopping bags

Lidl Northern Ireland is calling budding young artists across the region to unleash their inner Picasso and create an eye-catching design to feature on the retailer’s new heavy-duty plastic shopping bags, due to hit stores later this year. Lidl is set to introduce durable, reusable shopping bags, made from 100%... View Article

Awards celebrate incredible industry support for GroceryAid

Awards celebrate incredible industry support for GroceryAid

GroceryAid has recognised the backing it receives from organisations across the industry with its annual awards, presented to 271 companies for their support of the charity throughout 2020, a 24% increase on 2019 awards. Without their support, grocery colleagues would not have access to the emotional, financial and practical help... View Article

KP Snacks names Rooney’s EUROSPAR a Local Legend

KP Snacks names Rooney’s EUROSPAR a Local Legend

KP Snacks has announced Rooney’s EUROSPAR in Enniskillen as its Local Legend retailer champion with an impressive 24% of the overall vote cast by customers from all over Northern Ireland. The Local Legend search began in August and sought to shine a well-deserved light on deserving local retailers as well... View Article

Action Cancer to remain open throughout lockdown

Action Cancer to remain open throughout lockdown

Northern Ireland’s leading, local cancer charity Action Cancer has confirmed it is still operating cancer prevention, detection and support services during the current lockdown. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Action Cancer has adapted its services so that these can be delivered safely face-to-face with the use of PPE and stringent sanitising... View Article

Asda pledges support to customers with sight loss

Asda pledges support to customers with sight loss

Sight loss charity, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), has acknowledged the support of Asda in circulating RNIB’s best practice guidance to 140,000 staff across 640 UK-wide stores, 23 depots and three home offices. Social distancing has turned the lives of blind and partially sighted people upside down,... View Article

SPAR NI has communities covered in support of Marie Curie

SPAR NI has communities covered in support of Marie Curie

SPAR NI is supporting end-of-life charity Marie Curie this Christmas by selling exclusive face coverings in stores across the country. This year has been challenging for many and the charity sector has taken a huge hit, with most fundraising events cancelled. However, Marie Curie nurses have continued to work on... View Article

Charity partnership raises £300,000 to help stroke survivors

Charity partnership raises £300,000 to help stroke survivors

Northern Ireland Chest, Heart & Stroke (NICHS) is delighted to announce that the staff and customers of Semichem, part of the Scotmid Co-operative family, have helped raise £300,000 to support stroke survivors to rebuild their lives and to survive and thrive. The one-year partnership, which was extended due to the... View Article