SPAR brings Christmas sandwich cheer to Marie Curie

Marie Curie nurses

SPAR is spreading Christmas cheer by donating sandwiches and treats to nurses and staff at several Marie Curie Hospice across the UK.

Deliveries of the SPAR Turkey Feast Christmas sandwiches and treats to the hospices based in Edinburgh (pictured), Hampstead, West Midlands and Newcastle were made this week to thank staff for the care and support they have provided to dying people, with and without coronavirus, this year.

Tom Heron, Senior Partnership Manager at Marie Curie, said: “Our nurses and hospice staff work incredibly hard, but this year has been particularly challenging for everyone. Nurses constantly put others before themselves so it’s wonderful to know they’ll have sandwiches and treats to enjoy at the end of their shifts. This is a very thoughtful and generous donation from SPAR, thank you.”

Madeleine Blowing, Brand & Digital Executive at SPAR UK, said: “Communities are at the heart of everything we do so it was our pleasure to deliver sandwiches and sweet treats to the hospices who do so much for their communities. During a year of such uncertainty and change, it is even more important for us to support Marie Curie and ensure they can continue delivering such vital care and support to families across the UK.”

The festive sandwiches are available in selected SPAR stores around the UK until 27 December 2020. SPAR will donate 10p to Marie Curie for each one sold.

SPAR has been Marie Curie’s national charity partner since 2017 and in that time the convenience store group has raised £1.67m for the charity.