SPAR sandwiches raise £500,000 for charity

James Hall & Co, Preston based family business and SPAR wholesaler for the North of England, is celebrating a huge charity milestone, having donated half a million pounds to charity since 2011 and solely through sandwich sales!

The fifth-generation, family run business is located in Preston and serves over 640 SPAR stores across the North of England, offering wholesale, on-site production, and distribution.

Producing its own range of SPAR branded sandwiches, these products automatically generate a donation to charity when sold in-store, with donations totalling £500,000 since October 2011.

Peter Dodding, sales and marketing director at James Hall & Co. said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have reached the £500,000 mark, and this figure doesn’t include all of the other fundraising that the company undertakes such as in-store fundraising, activities within the depot, sponsorship of the SPAR Lancashire School Games and in-store foodbank collections.”

“We have been thrilled to help two major charities since beginning the initiative, the NSPCC and Marie Curie. SPAR worked with the NSPCC between October 2011 and March 2017, and since March 2017, Marie Curie has become SPAR’s national champion charity.”

Peter added: “We are committed to serving local communities and delighted to be able to offer our customers the option of supporting charities through purchasing a SPAR sandwich. We also stock over 45 SPAR branded products that automatically donate a percentage of the sale to Marie Curie, including SPAR Strawberry Jam; SPAR Salted Peanuts; SPAR Cling Film and SPAR Chocolate Cookies.

“Thank you to all of our SPAR customers who have purchased a SPAR sandwich, we look forward to raising the next £500,000!”

James Hall & Co.’s news comes just after SPAR UK announced in January, that it had raised £1m for Marie Curie, since beginning the partnership in March 2017.

Pictured are Peter Dodding (Sales and Marketing Director) and Andrew Barnes (Trading Director) from James Hall & Co.