Following a second consecutive record month of donations, Nisa’s charity, Making a Difference Locally, has now donated over £1 million to good causes in 2016. Over the last 10 months a total of 1,355 donations have been made to 964 causes throughout the UK, including charities, schools, sports clubs and more.
The millionth pound was donated by the Nisa Local on Moston Street in Birches Head, to support St. Matthew’s Church with their World War One community window project. The Nisa Local donated £1,260 through Making a Difference Locally to the church to aid completion of their new stained glass window commemorating the centenary of the First World War, and the donation will also allow the church to hold free commemorative events for the local community over the next two years.
Other donations recently made through the charity included a £500 donation from Filco Supermarkets to YMCA Barry’s Major Music project, £500 to Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice from the Nisa Local on Longford Road, Longford, and a donation of £500 from the Nisa Local on Arnold Road, Basford to Nottingham Hospitals Charity, to name but a few.
Kate Carroll, Making a Difference Locally charity manager, commented: “We are delighted to have supported almost 1,000 good causes over the last 10 months alone, as these donations will have a positive impact on so many communities across the UK. It is incredibly rewarding to see so many Nisa members engaging with their communities through Making a Difference Locally and we expect to see many more retailers supporting local causes over the festive period.”
There are currently over 2,300 stores participating in the Making a Difference Locally initiative. For more information about the charity visit www.makingadifferencelocally.com or www.nisalocally.co.uk/community/ make-a-difference-locally.