Donations pour in for NFRN Hardship Fund

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JPI Media, Just Employment Law and Warburton’s are the latest companies to back the NFRN’s Covid-19 Hardship Fund.

They join previous donors Booker, Camelot, Coca-Cola European Partners GB, dmg media, Japan Tobacco International, Newtrade Media and Reposs.

Since the fund’s launch last month, nearly £32,000 has been paid out to cash-strapped members.

Commenting on the latest donations, NFRN National President Stuart Reddish said: “We are so grateful to JPI Media, Just Employment Law and Warburtons for supporting NFRN members in this time of crisis.

“Our Hardship Fund was set up at the beginning of April to provide immediate aid to independent retailers whose businesses have been severely affected by the impact of Covid-19 and it is heartening that so many of our business partners recognise the financial distress that this is causing many of our members and that even though they are facing their own challenges, they are prepared to lend support.”

NFRN districts and branches have also contributed generously to the fund.

Members suffering severe financial hardship can apply for a grant via the NFRN website.