SPAR Lancashire Mind hampers

Spar has kicked off the season of goodwill with the donation of a year’s supply of home starter hampers for tenants moving into one of Lancashire Mind’s properties.

The hampers include a range of essential items like non-perishable foods, kitchenware, personal hygiene and cleaning products, and have been donated by James Hall & Co on behalf of Spar in Northern England.

It marks a development of the partnership between James Hall & Co. Ltd and Lancashire Mind after the company’s decision to sponsor and provide goody bag items for the charity’s Mental Elf 5K Fun Run that took place on the 5th December.

Tom Murphy, marketing manager at James Hall & Co. Ltd, said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to strengthen our partnership with Lancashire Mind as the charity provides incredible support to people across the Red Rose County who have a range of mental health and wellbeing conditions.

“There is a symmetry between the way we deliver for communities and the locations where Lancashire Mind support people. Spar’s brand strapline is ‘There for You’ and we have 129 stores in Lancashire, many of which are in communities where Lancashire Mind has a presence.

“It has never been more important to focus on your mental health, and to be able to access the tools to improve and maintain good mental health and wellbeing. The conversation is growing and getting louder, and we’re happy to add our support to amplify it further.”

Jeanette Colclough, tenancy management lead at Lancashire Mind, said: “We’re very grateful for the continued support of Spar through James Hall & Co. Ltd, and this donation of essential items is the perfect home starter pack to get our new tenants up and running.

“We currently have 60 tenancy properties across Lancashire, and we have taken a decision to grow the service as we anticipate the need for this will increase over the next few years.

“Often people who come to us arrive with nothing, so to have a welcome pack of goodies waiting for a tenant when they move into one of our properties is very helpful. It really will contribute hugely to a positive start to their journey with Lancashire Mind.”