HIGHLAND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT BAG A CHEQUE FROM SPAR SCOTLAND!

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CJ Lang & Son Ltd, owners and operators of SPAR Scotland, raised more than £80,000 last year for local causes and charities.

The company donated a generous cheque for £1000 to the Highland Youth Development which run local weekly and monthly projects to encourage kids aged 12-18 to get active. Kirsti Chalmers, SPAR manager at Conon Bridge, contributes her time each week to this organisation and is delighted with the donation which will allow for some day trips during the summer holidays.

The money was raised through the sale of single-use carrier bags, which costs customers 2p per bag, and was collected and donated to a local charity nominated by the relevant stores. The initiative has been in place since 2008 and has already raised over £250,000 which has been invested directly into the surrounding community.

Jamie Buchannan, Company Owned Director said, “We’d like to thank our customers for making this possible. Not only do many deserving charities across Scotland benefit from the monies raised, we also believe it encourages our customers to reuse carrier bags which helps protect the environment”. So far, SPAR Scotland’s plastic bag usage has decreased by 40% since the launch of the scheme.

Highland Youth Development is one of the 25 chosen charities across the country to benefit from the monies raised. Cheques will be donated to various campaigns from youth clubs, elderly care and specialist medical treatment throughout the early New Year.