SPAR stores around the UK have raised £567,000 for ChildLine over the past year, beating the group's fundraising target of £500,000.
SPAR retailers, staff and customers took part in numerous fundraising activities including fancy dress, car washes, raffles, cake sales and 5k runs.
Patricia Wheway, SPAR UK Charity Controller, said: "SPAR retailers have put in a phenomenal amount of hard work to achieve this amazing result, and helped thousands of children in the process."
She pointed out that it costs £4 for a child to speak to a trained ChildLine counsellor, which means that SPAR's fundraising total will have helped nearly 150,000 children receive the advice and support they need from ChildLine in the past year.
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