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Did you know this popular local shop has a huge charity?

Words by Abi Scaife

This week in our weekly roundup we've got businesses that are in cahoots with charities - all for the greater good.

So sit back, relax, and know that your money is going somewhere good when you work with these businesses.


Did you know that Nisa - yes, that Nisa - has a charity? Neither did we! Making a Difference Locally raises funds in Nisa-affiliated shops from sales of Co-op and Heritage own-label products. Extra funds can be raised through collecting tins, coin spinners and clothing banks.

The shops can then donate these funds to a local charity or a good cause of their choice within a 10-mile radius.

During 2022, Nisa stores supported local charities and community groups with 2,142 donations, totalling £1,085,828, which is amazing!


Delicious dip company Holy Moly teamed up with charity City Harvest for a volunteer day on 28th February. Holy Moly achieved B-Corp status in 2022, in part thanks to their ongoing work with City Harvest, a charity that delivers surplus food across London.

To date Holy Moly has rescued 10.8 tonnes of surplus food waste and redirected it to City Harvest, delivered over 25,000 meals and prevented over 40 tonnes of CO2 and delivered 672kg of meals. We love to see it!

Tom, founder of Holy Moly, standing with a donation basket to be loaded onto the van for delivery by City Harvest. Acton Industrial Estate, London (01/03/2023)


The National Housing Group (NHG) is a developer group that works with housing associations, councils and charities to supply affordable housing in the UK.

They specialise in developing high-quality, sustainable and affordable housing that can be used as permanent solutions for people who are homeless or are vulnerable to homelessness. Plus, they aim to make their properties as green as possible, by including solar panels, low-energy lighting, energy-efficient heating, and radiant heating and cooling.

Collectively, they have worked with charities to house thousands of people in permanent accommodation.

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