Nisa’s charity gets behind the Queen’s platinum jubilee
Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally (MADL) charity is giving £100,000 in donations to good causes to help communities celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee next month.
As part of the charity’s Heart of the Community Awards, 125 good causes and community groups will receive funding of up to £1,000 to help mark the historic occasion with events such as afternoon teas, garden parties and street parties.
The donations were to groups or causes suggested by their local Nisa store. The demand was so great that the original number of winners to be selected was extended from 70 to 125.
Among those chosen was Stalbridge Hall and Stalbridge History Society in Dorset, who are staging a four-day long village event over the Jubilee weekend.
The MADL donation will be used to hire a marquee and entertainment, including live music, as well as free face painting for children, creative activities and a quiet reading space.
Kate Carroll, Nisa’s head of charity, said: “We received a phenomenal response to this round of Heart of the Community Awards and there was a clear appetite from communities to mark this historic occasion.
“The quality of entries was outstanding and we look forward to seeing how our fantastic Nisa retailers celebrate this exciting event with the communities they serve.”