Morrisons raises £500k for Sue Ryder in five months

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 July 2014 | News Photo: grassrootsgroundswell on Flickr.com a nationwide Britain’s Got Talent event, which saw each store challenged to raise at least £100 by holding a party to celebrate the final of the Morrisons-sponsored ITV1 show on June 7th;a variety of sports-themed events to celebrate this summer’s packed sporting calendar;90 staff members will take part in the Great North Run in September.The partnership also includes a voucher offer in which peopel who have spent over £10 in a Sue Ryder shop can receive a free hot drink in a Morrisons cafe.Sue Ryder’s Wanted campaign for unwanted items for its charity shops also received extensive support throughout Morrisons stores. Supermarket Morrisons has raised £500,000 for Sue Ryder in five months, the most successful start to a charity partnership in the company’s 115 year history.Hundreds of Morrisons stores and sites have held fundraising events to raise funds for the ‘Raise a Smile’ partnership. The funds will be used to set up an online support community, where people affected by end of life care issues can receive support and advice 24 hours a day.Martyn Jones, Group Corporate Services Director at Morrisons, said:“By raising £500,000 in just five months, Morrisons colleagues and customers have shown just how much they are behind our partnership with Sue Ryder. The new healthcare services being funded by the partnership will ensure that nobody feels abandoned and alone at a time when they desperately need support. We’re incredibly proud to be involved in a partnership that will make such a lasting difference to thousands of families across the UK”.Fundraising eventsThe fundraising is mostly even-driven. Events so far include: Advertisement Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Morrisons raises £500k for Sue Ryder in five months  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more