A Nisa store in Gainsborough has donated £2,500 to local community organisations so far this year through the symbol group’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity.
The Nisa Local Scotter store made three donations of £500 each through MADL’s Heart of Community Awards to Scotter School, Bearded Fishermen and Hope House Cancer Support.
A £1,000 donation, through a community funding opportunity with Galaxy Ripple, was also put towards a Wi-Fi booster for the Teen Shelter at Scotter War Memorial Playing Fields.
The Wi-Fi booster at the Teen Shelter will provide much-needed connectivity for the teens who use the shelter. The teens can use the Wi-Fi to connect with their families and friends, do their schoolwork, and access other resources.
“We are committed to giving back to our local community,” said Gurinder Nijjar, Store Manager of Nisa Local Scotter. “We believe that these organisations are doing important work, and we are proud to support them through MADL.”
“We are so grateful to Nisa Local Scotter for their donation,” said Martin Ely of Scotter War Memorial Playing Fields after receiving the donation. “This donation will make a real difference for the teenagers in the local area and give them a safe place to go with all the ability to now access free Wi-Fi at the shelter.”
Kate Carroll, head of charity at Nisa, added: “It’s fantastic to see Nisa Local Scotter putting their MADL money to great use and donating to such a diverse range of causes in their local community.
“We are also delighted to work with Galaxy Ripple on this funding opportunity for young people and I’m sure the shelter will continue to do great work with the aid of the Wi-Fi provided to them by their local Nisa store.”
The convenience store has been a Nisa retailer for over ten years, offering a wide variety of groceries, household items, and other convenience products. Nisa Local Scotter has so far donated £4,000 into the community through MADL.
MADL raises funds in Nisa partner stores from sales of all Co-op and Heritage own-label products, with a percentage going into a virtual fund for retailers to donate. Additional funds can also be raised via in-store collecting tins and clothing banks.