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Nisa makes a difference

Published on 02 May 2014

Since it was established, the registered charity Making A Difference Locally (MADL) has raised £5.5million, through customers buying specific products in store. And to celebrate Nisa Retail generously donated the monies as a surprise during its recent exhibition to three fantastic causes; Age UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and Action For Children.

Simon Webster, MADL board member, said: “As a company we understand how important it is to give back to the community and we can do this through our registered charity Making A Difference Locally. We know the funds donated to the charities will be fully utilised to enable those less fortunate to benefit.”

Jo Wagstaff from Action For Children, Scunthorpe branch was “overwhelmed” with the donation. She said: “The £25,000 donation will make a huge difference to our services as it is difficult to get funding with it being very limited nowadays. It is much appreciated and could even fund a new staff therapist.”

The Kaleidoscope centre on Dunstall Street provides vital support and services for over 700 disabled children and their parents.

Action For Children charity were also overjoyed about the donation. Emilia Carman head of high value Fundraising said: “Action For Children is one of the UK’s largest children’s charities, supporting 250,000 children and young people through 650 centres. With Nisa Retail’s valuable support, we will be able to help more of the country’s most vulnerable children to overcome deprivation, abuse and neglect at a time when sadly we are seeing a huge increase in need.”

Macmillan Cancer Support will put the £25,000 towards the running costs of the Macmillan Support Line which supports lonely people affected by cancer. It costs £12,115 per day to run. Rachel Herrick, area fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “Our support line is staffed by cancer support specialists. They are here for everyone affected by cancer, whatever they need. They can answer questions about cancer types and treatments, provide practical and financial support to help people live with cancer.”

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