Costcutter Supermarkets Group has been awarded the top ‘Gold’ status by GroceryAid in recognition of its retailer support.
The award recognises companies that have supported the industry charity’s three critical pillars of support – awareness, fundraising and volunteering.
Since becoming an active supporter of GroceryAid in 2017, Costcutter has held a number of fundraising events, including a charity golf day in 2019, which raised over £13,000. The group has also run internal awareness campaigns and worked with suppliers and colleagues to raise funds for the cause.
Robbie Moore, Head of Commercial at Costcutter and co-chair of the GroceryAid Northern Network and volunteer, said: “We have been working with GroceryAid for many years now and fully support the outstanding work they do across the grocery industry. Since becoming an active supporter, one of our own colleagues experienced their support first-hand after struggling with his mental health following the death of his father and a stressful phase at work. The emotional support he received from GroceryAid played a huge part in his recovery and we’re so proud that he is now an ambassador for the cause.
“As the retail sector, alongside the rest of the UK, faces challenging and uncertain times due to Covid19, the support offered by charities like GroceryAid has never been more critical. We will continue to champion their work for our own retailers, and the wider convenience retail sector.”
Steve Barnes, CEO, GroceryAid, added: “Costcutter has worked hard to achieve a GroceryAid Gold Award and I am delighted that we were able to recognise their support in this way. The industry has endured some turbulent recent times but never has their enthusiasm to do the right thing for industry colleagues wavered. We are proud to work so closely with such a progressive organisation and we thank all those involved in achieving this award for their endeavours.”