Date Published:

Bonnyrigg Rose Football Club was presented with a cheque for £728.00 last week at SPAR Polton Street, Bonnyrigg.

The money has been raised by SPAR’s Bonnyrigg Store, through the sale of carrier bags. The initiative, which has seen over a staggering £180,000 being raised for local charities since its launch in 2008, donates the 2p charge from every ‘single use’ carrier bag sold.

Every 2p is collected and donated to a locally nominated charity, benefitting not only the local area in which SPAR serves, but also positively impacting on the environment. Such is the case that SPAR has reduced its carrier bag usage by over 40% since the launch of the scheme.

Picture shows from left to right: Eleanor Chapman Store Manager
John Smith and Charlie Kirkwood-Bonnyrigg Rose FC and SPAR Area Manager Ken Hume