Drumroll please…….. The results are in for the Spar Northern Ireland Blooming Great Tea Party and they’re blomming fantastic!
Wow that’s a lot of money which was raised in a matter of hours! We joined one of the Spar teams on the day to keep you all updated on what was going on.
£30,000 could pay for an hour of nursing care at home for 1,500 people living with a terminal illness; it could also pay for 800 slide sheets, an essential piece of equipment used by Marie Curie nurses used to move someone living with a terminal illness; or it could pay for over 160 Marie Curie nurses to look after a patient with a terminal illness at home, for a full nine-hour shift through the night.
Bronagh Luke, head of corporate marketing at the Henderson Group, owners of the SPAR franchise in Northern Ireland said; “This was our first large scale fundraising activity for Marie Curie since SPAR announced the partnership a couple of months ago. As ever, our shoppers have shown what a generous bunch they are, and we’re delighted so many of our retailers got involved in such a successful bit of fundraising activity.”
Conor O’Kane, Senior Partnership Manager (NI & Scot) commented; “I attended the Tea Party at SPAR Lagan Valley for the morning and we were so impressed with the level of commitment by the store managers and staff in making their morning so successful.
“We’re so grateful for this support and for the generosity of SPAR retailers and shoppers across Northern Ireland in raising this phenomenal amount for Marie Curie.”