Sep 19 2014

Poundland raise over £69k for Cancer Research Wales

POUNDLAND, CARDIFF, 17/09/2014It may sell everything for just £1 but Poundland has raised an incredible £69,539.83 for Cancer Research Wales from the sale of single use carrier bags.

The discount retailer has collected the funds over the last year by donating money raised from the 5p carrier bag charge in its stores across Wales. This is the third year in a row Poundland has made a sizeable donation to help fund the vital work of the charity. In total the retailer has raised over £174,000 which is a fantastic amount

Poundland chose to raise money for Cancer Research Wales as they wanted to help a recognised charity in Wales which would resonate with their colleagues and customers.

Visiting the company’s Cardiff Queen Street store to present a cheque for the sum collected, Tim McDonnell, Retail Operations Director at Poundland said: “We’re thrilled to be donating this money to such a worthy charity and to demonstrate our ongoing support to those affected by cancer in the local area.

“The is the third year in a row we have supported Cancer Research Wales and it always means so much to our colleagues and customers to be putting money back into the community.”

Cancer Research Wales’ Fundraising Manager Laura Priddle said: “We cannot thank Poundland enough for their donation. It’s a huge amount of money that will make a huge difference to us and our work.

“Cancer affects so many people, and all the money raised by the group will contribute to our pioneering research projects right here in Wales and support our mission to try and reduce the impact of this terrible disease.”

About Cancer Research Wales

  • Cancer Research Wales was formed by a board of trustees in 1966
  • The charity’s headquarters is at Velindre Hospital in Whitchurch, Cardiff
  • All money raised by Cancer Research Wales is spent in Wales
  • The money funds scientists and their pioneering cancer research projects around Wales
  • Cancer Research Wales also funds the only dedicated cancer research library in Wales
  • The charity’s patrons include Nigel Walker and Huw Edwards
  • The research team is headed by Professor Malcolm Mason
  • Over £3 million has been raised by the charity in the last few years alone

About Poundland

Poundland plc joined the premium segment of the London Stock Market in March 2014.

Poundland is winner of the 2014 Grocer Awards for Variety Discounter of the Year. Over 540 stores have been opened in the UK and the Republic of Ireland since 1990, including Northern Ireland. Poundland sells quality top brands and own brand products all for the single price point of £1 each, providing customers with amazing value every day.

Serving over 5 million customers every week, Poundland offers an irresistible shopping experience where shoppers are guaranteed to find over 3,000 quality products in each store, including over 1,000 well-known brands, across 17 shopping categories including  food and drink, health and beauty, household, gardening, DIY, Pet, Stationery, Books, DVDs and Toys.

With a growth strategy of at least 60 new stores every year, Poundland has exceeded this target for the financial year ending March 2014, creating approximately 1,600 new jobs.

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