Northern Ireland stores help Matalan raise £10 million for the NSPCC

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(Left to right) Jason Hargreaves, Matalan CEO, receives from Lydia Bright, Debbie Douglas and Jo Swinhoe, NSPCC director of fundraising, an award to commemorate the retailer hitting a £10million milestone in raising money for NSPCC since 2004, in Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION

Matalan stores in Northern Ireland have helped the retailer break through the £10 million barrier.

Matalan have 227 stores across the UK  – including five in Northern Ireland – are the NSPCC’s longest standing retail partner, with staff raising money for the children’s charity since 2004.

The £10 million pounds has been used to make a difference to hundreds of thousands of children’s lives, across the UK and Northern Ireland, by investing in Childline and services dedicated to helping young people recover from abuse and neglect.

John Hargreaves, founder of Matalan, also led an appeal to raise funds for a new purpose built therapy centre in Liverpool.

The Hargreaves Centre opened in 2007 and now houses the Liverpool Childline base and NSPCC services that work with young people who have experienced abuse and neglect.

Matalan’s fundraising for the charity began with a London Marathon team, who ran the race in 2004.

From then on, their support has evolved to involve every part of the business and their customers, who have also rallied behind the charity’s work.

One of the stalwarts of Matalan’s fundraising efforts has been four charity balls in aid of the NSPCC, which raised a massive £3 million.

Matalan’s Northern Ireland stores also supported NSPCC Northern Ireland’s first Childhood Day promoting the campaign through selling pin badges and a variety of fundraising activities.

Catherine Nuttall, head of fundraising at NSPCC Northern Ireland, said: “Staff and customers at Matalan’s five stores right across Northern Ireland have really played their part in this partnership. They have taken part in lots of fantastic fundraising initiatives and most recently spearheaded our Childhood Day initiative by selling our pin badges. We really appreciate Matalan’s support and we look forward to continuing and growing our local relationship with Matalan as part of the NSPCC’s UK-wide partnership.”

Jason Hargreaves, Matalan’s Chief Executive Officer added: “Matalan and the Hargreaves family are so proud of this achievement.

“The work that the NSPCC carries out is invaluable and it’s amazing to see how the £10 million raised by Matalan since 2004 has been utilised.

“Matalan will continue to support the NSPCC and we’re truly privileged to be the longest standing retail partner of the charity.”

To celebrate this milestone in the partnership, television personalities Lydia Bright and Debbie Douglas visited Matalan HQ this week to take part in special events.

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