Spar raises bags of money for two local charities
by Eve Tawfick
Since the 5p bag charge was launched in Britain back in 2015, it's given us all an excuse to adamantly waddle to our respective vehicles, cradling an avalanche of tumbling goods.
On the occasion where our hands don't suffice, or we've forgotten our eco-friendly hemp shopper, we have to take the 5p hit.
However, there is a silver lining to it all, as the environment benefits and the supermarkets give the money to charity.
Dersingham Spar shop is putting those pennies to good use. Since August 2018 the store began charging for plastic carrier bags.
Two charities were chosen to donate proceeds to; Dersingham VA primary school and Norfolk Hospice the Tapping House.
They raised an impressive £406.59 for each charity which are, "two excellent local causes," said store manager Liam Cross.
The money will help develop a much needed new outdoors area for the Dersingham pre-school who were "grateful and delighted" for the donation. Liam added,"Lots of locals will benefit from a donation to the tapping house, as many have relatives who require that kind of care- it's great to give something back."
Two giant cheques were presented to Norfolk Hospices representative Lindsay Atkin and early years leader Jane Kendall.