SuperValu and Centra stores donate 50p from every pumpkin sold to Action Cancer.
There are pumpkins a plenty across SuperValu and Centra stores this season as the convenience retailers have joined forces with County Armagh supplier Gilfresh to sell the pick of the patch, with 50p from each pumpkin sale going straight to local charity Action Cancer.
The retail brands’ long-term charity partner Action Cancer will use funds raised to help keep its mobile detection unit the Big Bus on the road, bringing its free health checks and breast screening services to communities across Northern Ireland.
Desi Derby, Marketing Director at SuperValu and Centra NI said:
“Our customers are extremely supportive of Action Cancer and it’s thanks to the ongoing support from them and our retail partners that the Big Bus can continue to visit communities across Northern Ireland and provide cancer prevention and life-saving services to so many people.
“Halloween is such a fun time for many people whether dressing up or carving pumpkins, and this is an easy way for our shoppers to help raise vital funds for a very worthwhile charity, while enjoying themselves at the same time.”
Gareth Kirk, CEO of Action Cancer added: –
“Once again SuperValu and Centra are pulling out all the stops to raise essential funds for Action Cancer. We hope shoppers pick up a pumpkin in their local store and help us to continue to deliver our life-saving services and support those who really need help.”
SuperValu and Centra have been partnering with Action Cancer since 2001 and to date have raised £3.5 million – one of the largest amounts ever by a company for an individual charity in Northern Ireland.