8th Dec, 2016

Convenience store donates substantial sum to aid pupils learning at local school

Shaun Reynolds 10th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A FAMILY run convenience store based in Coventry has made a substantial donation to support their local school.

Based on St George’s Road, Nisa Dougalls has been trading from its current site since 1987 – and earlier this month made a £1,200 donation to help Gosford Park Primary School purchase new school books.

The donation has been made through Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity, which raises funds in Nisa stores through the sales of items from their own-label heritage range and a number of branded products.

A percentage of the money donated is then deposited into a virtual fund which the store can donate to a local charity or good cause within a 10 miles radius.

Ricky Dougall, who works at Coventry’s Nisa store, said: “We have been proudly serving the local community from this site for nearly 30 years and we are delighted to be able to give something back to the local community.

“After listening to our customers we realised that the school children would benefit from a fresh selection of books.”

Michelle Clemons, a representative from the school, said: “We are really grateful for the support from our local Nisa store.

“The school intends to spend the money on books as we’re passionate about all of our children being able to read and this money will provide the children with additional resources to help them succeed.”