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Seasonal Events

We fundraise for Marie Curie year round, from seasonal product donations to instore events, to help raise vital funds so Marie Curie nurses can continue caring for people living with terminal illnesses and their families.

Christmas 

Every year, stores get in the festive spirit and get fundraising in store. From Christmas jumper days and decorating their stores ('deck the aisles’), to homemade Christmas cards and festive raffles - stores always go above and beyond. We often call this fundraising SPARkle weekend! Visit your local SPAR to find out more.

Our Christmas Sandwiches

This festive season our limited edition sandwiches return, with our Turkey Feast and brand new Brie & Cranberry flavour. 10p from the sale of each of these sandwiches will go to Marie Curie.

Last year we raised £3,500 for Marie Curie with our Christmas Sandwich donation. 

Store Heroes: Challenge Events

  • SPAR Scotland have a team who take part in the Ben Nevis trek every year – taking part in the epic challenge that sees them climb the 1,345 meters to the summit.
  • SPAR North England took part in their own bespoke challenge, the ‘Guild Wheel walk’ in 2018 where a group of them walked or cycled the length of the Guild Wheel- 21 miles. They raised over £2,691
  • Nick Vivian, Head of Marketing at Appleby Westward (SPAR South West) took part in the Pompeii or Bust banger rally, that saw him drive a 17 year old mini purchased for only £500 from St Austell to Pompeii! This raised an incredible £2,206
  • For Christmas 2020 - the head office at SPAR North England took part in their own festive fundraiser and created a dance video to Maria Carey’s classic, ‘All I want for Christmas is you!’- featuring many of their colleagues dancing and miming along to the classic. Along with their Christmas raffle, this raised an incredible £1,831

The National Day of Reflection:

On 23 March 2022, let’s come together to support Marie Curie and the millions of people bereaved during the pandemic and remember the people we’ve lost. Whether sudden or expected, the death of someone we care about can be completely devastating. Many people are still living with the deep trauma of losing loved ones during Covid and being unable to properly grieve for them.  

We need to come together, in our communities and as a nation, to acknowledge this lasting pain. Let’s make the legacy of the pandemic one of compassion, love, and being there for each other during their toughest times. 

Whatever your background, whatever your beliefs, and whatever you’ve been through, Marie Curie's National Day of Reflection will give us all time to pause, reflect and support each other through grief, both now and in the years to come.