CJ Lang and Son Limited, owners and operators of SPAR Scotland, raised more than £70,000 last year for local causes and charities.
The company donated £1,000 to Alzheimer’s Scotland, who aim to improve the lives of people with dementia ans well as their carers.
The donation will help make a real difference to people affected by dementia in the Buchan area.
Alzheimer’s Scotland provides a wide range of services for people with dementia and their carers across Scotland.
They provide personalised support designed around each individual.
In Peterhead, they provide a day care facility called the “Forget-Me-Not Club” and they also offer home support, as well as support to family members via a Carers’ Support Group.
Alzheimer’s Scotland provide advice and information through their network of Dementia Advisors, Link Workers and a 24-hour free dementia helpline.
They also have a network of branches which work locally to raise awareness to improve the position of people with dementia and their carers.
Alzheimer’s Scotland use fundraised income to provide a holistic approach to providing services and to supplement or enhance the services they provide.
As well as being able to develop services that help support people with dementia and their families, the money donated will help meet their needs and also improve the quality of their lives.
An Alzheimer’s Scotland spokesperson said: “On behalf of the service and everyone who will benefit I would like to thank JC Lang, Spar for their most generous donation.”
The money was raised through the sale of single-use carrier bags and instore collections which were donated to a charity nominated by the relevant stores.
The initiative has been in place since 2008 and has already raised over £300,000 which has been invested directly into the surrounding community.
Alzheimer’s Scotland is one of the 32 chosen charities across the country to benefit from the funds raised.
Cheques will be given to various campaigns from youth and sports clubs to elderly care and medical funds.