Staff at Nisa’s Partner Support Centre in Scunthorpe have nominated good causes to receive almost £80,000 in donations through the company’s registered charity, Making a Difference Locally.
Every year through its charity, Nisa allows head office colleagues the chance to support a cause they care about with a charitable donation. This year, 267 donations were made to 158 individual causes, ranging from schools, Scout groups and sports clubs to health and cancer charities, theatre groups and more.
One local cause to benefit was Brigg Town Under 14s Girls Team (pictured), who were grateful to receive a donation of £300 to help with running costs.
The club’s manager, John Coulson, said: “Thank you very much for your kind donation, it is greatly appreciated and will be a great help towards the running of the team. The money will go towards the winter training pitches and extra kit for the players, now that we’ve gone to 11-a-side from 9-a-side.”
Kate Carroll, Nisa’s Head of Charity, added: “2018 has been another incredible year for charitable giving amongst Nisa retailers and colleagues alike, and donations have been made to a wide variety of deserving causes.
“We give colleagues the opportunity to support good causes they care about as it not only engages them with Nisa’s charity on a more personal level but also gets them involved with small local groups and charities. We’re delighted to be able to support so many different causes and have again received some fantastic feedback, both from them and our colleagues.”
In addition to this, Nisa head office colleagues have raised almost £2,500 for local and national causes throughout the year via fundraising activities such as the Macmillan Coffee Morning, Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day and a fundraising day for the Scunthorpe Maternity Bereavement Suite appeal, to name a few.
Making a Difference Locally raises funds in Nisa partner stores through sales of Heritage own label products and branded items featured on the Nisa leaflet, in addition to funds raised via in-store collecting tins.