Raj Aggarwal in front of SPAR (1)

The convenience store sector has joined forces to celebrate Raj Aggarwal a year on from his passing.

Raj, who owned Spar stores in Wigston and Hackenthorpe, died after contracting Covid-19 in April 2020. One of his final social media posts was a picture of him donating food to NHS workers at his local hospital.

Raj’s family, led by Sunita, have set out the goal of raising £100,000 for Leicester Hospitals Charity and Sheffield Hospitals Charity. The initiative, #DoAsRajWouldDo, ran from 19-26 April and galvanised the entire sector.

The appeal has already raised more than £24,000 as well as donations from suppliers and retailers.

To donate to the ‘Do As Raj Would Do’ campaign, click here.

Retailers from around the UK took to social media to highlight #DoAsRajWouldDo.

Suppliers have also supported the initiative by donating product.

For more on Raj and Sunita’s story, check out our latest Heroes of Lockdown profile.