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Markethill store donates over £15,000 to local causes

Published on 01 February 2016

Nisa retailer J D Hunter & Co in Markethill, Armagh is a true community retailer, supporting its local community with over £15,000 in donations to local causes since 2008. The store has donated this sum to 23 different causes through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity since its formation in 2008, to benefit residents of the local area.

The money donated has been used for a myriad of purposes, including helping to fund an annual Christmas magic show in the town, training resources and kits for local sports and dance clubs, a range of local school and playgroup projects from vegetable gardens to eco bins, and providing financial support for individuals and groups helping those in need of medical care and assistance.

Alison Strong, Director of J D Hunter & Co commented: “Making a Difference Locally has provided us with a real opportunity to help our neighbours. What all the causes have in common is that the money raised is going to people in our own community; everyone around here knows someone who has benefitted. The store and our customers have grown up together over the generations and we are now very much part of the landscape!”

To support the work of Making a Difference Locally and help good causes in your area, visit your local Nisa branch and look out for Heritage products and Making a Difference Locally promotions in-store. For more information about the charity Making a Difference Locally visit

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