Nisa retailers made a total of 243 donations to support almost 200 good causes across the UK in November, raising a record monthly amount through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity scheme.

 A total sum of £155,841 was raised in November to support charities, schools, sports clubs and more. One Nisa retailer in Canning Town, East London, donated £2,000 to St. Anne’s Church in London to fund itsChristmas party for the elderly. 

Some other donations made through the charity last month included a £1,000 donation from the Nisa Local at Market Square, University of York, to York District Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit, a £500 donation from Longford Post Office to Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, and £1,276 from the Nisa Local on Market Square, Farley Hill to Luton and Dunstable Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. 

Kate Carroll, Making a Difference Locally charity manager, said: “We are thrilled that so many of our retailers are engaging with their local communities through Making a Difference Locally, especially at this time of year when smaller local causes in particular may be in need of a little extra support. 

“We are delighted to have supported UK causes with over £150,000 in donations in the last month alone and hope 2017 will see even more donated through the charity to enable our retailers to continue to truly make a difference to their local communities.” 

Making a Difference Locally raises funds in independently owned convenience stores that are members of the Nisa symbol group, through the sale of items from Nisa’s own-label Heritage range and a selection of branded products which carry charitable donations from the suppliers.

There are currently over 2,300 stores participating in the Making a Difference Locally initiative. The charity has donated over £8m to good causes since 2008.