SPAR’s festive sandwiches for Marie Curie

SPAR UK regularly carries out fundraising activity for Marie Curie, as our upbeat picture shows. Now the retailer is bringing festive cheer to shoppers and raising funds for Marie Curie this Christmas, with the launch of a limited edition festive sandwich range.

SPAR’s Turkey Feast sandwich, stuffed with popular Christmas fillings including turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce, will return this year.

Also launching this year is a delicious vegetarian festive sandwich, Wensleydale and Spiced Carrot Chutney, to offer shoppers a vegetarian option alongside the traditional turkey variant.

For the first time in 2017, 10p from the sale of each of sandwich will go to SPAR’s chosen national charity, Marie Curie.

Marie Curie cares for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. They offer expert care and support at home, and in their nine hospices around the UK.

Olivia Basten, SPAR Senior Brand Manager, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Marie Curie who, like SPAR, are there for everyone in the community. Sales of our new festive sandwich range are a great way to raise funds at this time of year.

“We hope that in raising money for Marie Curie this Christmas, we can help make a difference to people affected by a terminal illness.”

Marie Curie Partnerships Manager Helen Stock, said: “Christmas sandwiches are a much loved feature of the British festive experience and their appearance is a sure sign that Christmas is on the way.

“Marie Curie is delighted that this year every sale of SPAR’s excellent Christmas sandwiches will mean money raised to pay for the care that our nurses provide. That warm glow of having made a difference should make us feel all the more Christmassy!”

The festive sandwiches will be available in selected SPAR stores from 16th November until 1st January 2018.

Marketing support for the range will include social media, online activity and PoS in stores.

The limited edition sandwiches come in special seasonal packaging and price-marked:

SPAR Turkey Feast sandwich £3.00
SPAR Wensleydale and Spiced Carrot Chutney sandwich £3.30

Available in selected stores in the regions SPAR wholesalers CJ Lang & Son, AF Blakemore and Appleby Westward service.