Help EUROSPAR And ViVOXTRA Make It To A Million For Children With Cancer
Our amazing charity partner Henderson Group, owners of the EUROSPAR and ViVOXTRA brands in Northern Ireland, has raised almost £1m to support local children diagnosed with cancer and their families.
Make it to £1 Million
Now, the retailers, staff and shoppers behind the brands are being encouraged to Make it to £1 Million with a new campaign launched during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Bronagh Luke, Head of Corporate Marketing at Henderson Group and our CEO, Gillian Creevy, met with Sadie and her sister Grace to launch the campaign. Sadie was diagnosed with leukaemia last year and she and her family have benefitted first hand from our support. Bronagh commented;
“In the past seven years, EUROSPAR and VIVOXTRA staff and shoppers have raised over £900,000 for Cancer Fund for Children, so now we are giving our partnership a big boost in the last few months of the year to Make it to £1 Million. Since 2011, mountains have been climbed, we have participated in international treks, and our now annual Community Coffee Morning have all been instrumental in reaching this fantastic total, of which every penny makes a difference in the lives of those living with cancer, and their families.”
Million Pound Makers
The retailer has also engaged with some of its most passionate staff supporters, aptly naming them the ‘Million Pound Makers’. Bronagh continued;
“We have six Million Pound Makers, one per county, who have blown us all away with their genuine passion for Cancer Fund for Children and have seen first-hand how the money their staff and shoppers have raised makes a difference. We couldn’t have better ambassadors to help us reach our target.”
Gillian Creevy, Chief Executive of Cancer Fund for Children added;
“Henderson Group and their EUROSPAR and VIVOXTRA stores are the first charity partners that have reached anywhere near this amount through their community fundraising. We are so delighted to help them drive this campaign forward, so that we can continue to provide essential practical, financial and emotional support to children when they need it most, as well as offering free therapeutic short breaks for them and their families.”
Pauline, Sadie’s Mum added;
“Without the support we have received from Cancer Fund for Children, Sadie’s journey would have been significantly more difficult. Their therapeutic short break centre, Daisy Lodge, is a place of calm, respite and relaxation. Sadie loves it there, and it gives Grace some time to process everything too. We’d be lost without them.”
Shoppers can get involved in the final push to £1m by visiting their local EUROSPAR or VIVOXTRA store throughout September and by visiting EUROSPAR’s website.