National Lottery operator Camelot has recognised Spar retailers for raising a total £1.2bn for National Lottery good causes since the National Lottery was launched in 1994.
Spar received two special awards in the shape of Milestone Achievement plaques from Camelot after raising the money from sales of the National Lottery products in its stores across the UK.
Spar UK managing director, Debbie Robinson, said: “We are delighted to receive this award from Camelot, and are absolutely thrilled to find out just how much money our retailers have contributed to the good causes.
“£1.2bn is an incredible achievement and I am very confident our Spar retailers will continue to raise even more money for the good causes, making a huge difference to their local communities and the whole of the UK.”
Duncan Malyon, Camelot UK Lotteries sales director, said: “Raising £1.2bn for the good causes is a fantastic achievement by Spar.
“Everyone at Spar should feel very proud that, with the support of their loyal customers, they’ve raised this tremendous amount of money. National Lottery-funded projects are helping to improve communities throughout the UK – but none of this would be possible without continued hard work and enthusiasm of Spar retailers.”
Each week Camelot said it raises over £30m for National Lottery good causes. Since its launch in 1994, The National Lottery has now raised over £27bn for National Lottery good causes, with more than 370,000 individual awards made across the UK. From small local grants to large capital projects, that’s an average of 120 lottery awards for every UK postcode in the UK, it said.