Our thanks go to Jarrolds this morning as they once again show their generosity by supporting Big C.
New legislation comes into force today, stating that all retailers with 250+ employees must now charge a minimum of 5p for the supply of single-use, new plastic carrier bags.
The Government suggests that the amounts raised, minus any costs, through such sales should be donated to charity.
Jarrold of Norwich has kindly offered to donate all the proceeds from sales of its plastic bags to Big C, feeling it wanted to give locally and to a cause that would resonate with its customers.
“Big C is grateful to Jarrold for choosing Big C as their inaugural charity. We commend them for turning this legislation, which has been imposed on them, into an advantage for the benefit of many people in Norfolk whose lives are affected one way or another by cancer,” said Big C Chief Executive Dr Chris Bushby. “Donations such as these really do make a difference to the work of the charity and heighten the awareness of all we are doing.”
Jarrold MD, Peter Mitchell said: "It is difficult to know at this stage how much money will be raised as initially it will probably take a while for our customers to get used to the charge. Jarrold has a long tradition of supporting local charities and in recent years through our staff charity challenge we have raised more than £110,000 for local causes, including £25,000 for the Big C. We hope this latest initiative will be of significant benefit to Big C.”
Pictured below is Big C Chief Executive Dr Chris Bushby, with Carole Slaughter, left and Lucy Hurrell of Jarrold.
Picture Credit: Eastern Daily Press/Archant