Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity has seen a significant increase in community support via donations from retailers over the last year.
During MADL’s last financial year, which came to a close at the end of June 2021, £1,190,976 was donated to good causes across the UK, with Nisa retailers making 2,082 donations to support local causes over the same period.
The figures represent an increase of 43% in the amount donated compared with the previous year, and a 31% increase in the number of individual donations made.
The majority of donations (82%) were given to support causes in three key areas:
- Those promoting good health and wellbeing (50%)
- Charities helping to combat food poverty (17%) and
- Educational facilities, such as schools and playgroups (15%)
Nisa’s head of charity, Kate Carroll, said: “The last year or so has undoubtedly been an incredibly challenging period for everyone due to the pandemic, so it’s been truly heart-warming to see how Nisa partners have really gone above and beyond for their communities during this time, not only through MADL but with the many other selfless gestures undertaken.”
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