Londis Junction Suntory

Independent retailers have been spreading festive cheer to community groups thanks to some help from Suntory Beverage and Food GB&I. 

The soft drinks manufacturer supplied pallets of Ribena Sparkling 500ml to independent retailers to donate to charities of their chosing in the run-up to Christmas. And despite it being the busiest week of the year, retailers took time out of their schedules to transport the drink to charities and groups in their communities.


One Stop Mount Nod donated the drinks to Midland Langar Seva Society which organises a Christmas dinner for the homeless.


Nisa Local High Heath offered up the drinks to a variety of local groups including Brushstrokes Community Project which provides meals for 350 families a week.


St. John’s Budgens also rallied the troops to praise the amazing retailers involved in this project.


Notay’s Convenience Store dressed up for Twitter to invite community groups to get in touch about donations before heading to Batley Food Bank to drop some Ribena Sparkling off.


Londis Junction made several donations including one to Carstairs Junction Welcome All Hub and one to Clydesdale Food Bank.


One of the driving forces behind the project was Atul Sodha of Londis Harefield who praised the retailers for their efforts on social media.


While Budgens Broadstairs donated some of its allocation to Our Kitchen Thanet.

Are you part of the Ribena Sparkling initiative? Let us know by emailing your pictures and videos to aidan.fortune@wrbm.com