Musgrave Retail Partners NI has won another top accolade for its support of local charity Action Cancer – the third in as many months.
The Business in the Community Regional Recognition Awards, organised to showcase Northern Ireland’s most responsible businesses, were presented recently at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall. Musgrave was Highly Commended in the Local Community Impact category, which acknowledges companies that demonstrate a positive impact on communities by working to address local issues and improve people’s lives.
The award was bestowed on Musgrave Retail Partners NI for its two partnerships with Action Cancer – Centra’s support of the charity’s school health programme Health Action, and SuperValu’s programme of support for the Action Cancer Big Bus screening and health promotion unit. To date a total of £1.4 million has been raised for the charity by independent SuperValu and Centra retailers across Northern Ireland. 300,000 young people have been educated on healthy lifestyles by taking part in the Health Action project for schools and 17,000 people have attended the Action Cancer Big Bus for screening and cancer prevention services.
The news of the latest gong comes a matter of weeks after Musgrave Retail Partners NI’s success at the Ulster Grocer Awards, where the company won the Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative/Charity Partnership award for its support of Action Cancer and a separate Belfast Business Award for the same partnerships. Musgrave Retail Partners NI has won a total of 24 CSR awards since 2003.