Corporate partnership raises £9m for end of life charity

The sister retailers Superdrug and Savers have been raising funds for Marie Curie since 2013

(Photograph: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
(Photograph: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

The sister retailers Superdrug and Savers have raised £9m for the end of life charity Marie Curie over the past eight years. 

The organisations said the funds raised had helped to fund the equivalent of 450,000 hours of Marie Curie nursing care for people with a terminal illness.

They said in addition to in-store fundraising and staff activities, Superdrug had recently added an option to its website for customers to donate to the charity when they complete an online purchase. 

Matthew Reed, chief executive of Marie Curie, said: “In what has been a challenging 18 months for all charities, not least the hospice sector, we are more grateful than ever to Superdrug and Savers for all their support for our critical work at the front line of the pandemic.”

Nigel Duxbury, property director for Superdrug and Savers, said: “The funds raised are an enormous achievement and testament to the hard work of our colleagues, who have facilitated countless fundraising initiatives and commercial activities.”

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