SPAR NI joins #KeepHealthyStayingSafe initiative

SPAR NI joins #KeepHealthyStayingSafe initiative
First Minister, Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister, Michelle O’Neill pictured at the launch of the Keeping Healthy, Staying Safe initiative, with representatives from Urban Villages, Business in the Community and local businesses: Allstate Northern Ireland, Belfast Harbour, Portview Fit-Out, PwC and SPAR NI.

SPAR NI is one of the top partners supporting a scheme with Business in the Community, launched by Urban Villages Initiative today (17 November).

The Keeping Healthy, Staying Safe initiative is a collaboration between local communities, government and businesses to deliver activities for young people and the wider community to improve wellbeing, learn new skills, promote good relations and have fun.

A key element of all projects is to tackle isolation, upskill people and provide practical support through food and useful activities.

Twelve companies

SPAR NI is one of twelve companies in Northern Ireland that have donated towards the campaign, which alongside a donation from The Executive Office, totals £50,000.

First Minister Arlene Foster said: “The Keeping Healthy, Staying Safe, project brings communities, businesses and government together in a practical partnership that will make a real difference to people’s lives.

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said: “These are hard times for everyone across our society, particularly for those who are vulnerable or in need. The Executive is committed to providing all possible support for individuals, families and communities who are facing hardship or isolation, both as a result of the pandemic and in the longer term.”

Community at the Heart

Bronagh Luke, Head of Corporate Marketing at Henderson Group which owns the SPAR brand in Northern Ireland added; “Community is at the heart of everything we do at SPAR NI, so we’re proud to be part of this very important initiative. Now more than ever, we are committed to supporting the development of our communities and providing opportunities to address key social issues, especially at this very uncertain time. We’re really looking forward to seeing how the project develops for those who need it most.”