Jarrold of Norwich has kindly offered to donate all the proceeds from plastic bags goes to Norfolk’s Big C Cancer Charity
New legislation comes into force on Monday October 5, stating that all retailers with 250+ employees must now charge a minimum of 5p for the supply of single-use, new plastic carrier bags, unless the bag is to transport certain items ref: www.gov.uk/government/collections/carrier-bags
M&S already implement this charge. Smaller retailers, depending on what is to be carried in the bags, are exempt.
Many people still remain unaware of the imminent charge.
The Government suggests that the amounts raised, minus any costs, through such sales should be donated to charity.
Jarrold of Norwich has kindly offered to donate all the proceeds from sales of its plastic bags to Norfolk’s Big C Cancer Charity, feeling it wanted to give locally and to a cause that would resonate with its customers.
At this stage it is unknown how much will be given to the charity, but the offer from Jarrolds is in place until the end of 2015.
“The Big C is grateful to Jarrold for choosing Big C as their inaugural charity. We commend them for turning this legislation, which has been imposed on them, into an advantage for the benefit of many people in Norfolk whose lives are affected one way or another by cancer,” said its chief executive Dr Chris Bushby. “Donations such as these really do make a difference to the work of the charity and heighten the awareness of all we are doing.”
For Jarrold, MD Peter Mitchell said:” It is difficult to know at this stage how much money will be raised as initially it will probably take a while for our customers to get used to the charge. Jarrold has a long tradition of supporting local charities and in recent years through our staff charity challenge we have raised more than £110,000 for local causes, including £25,000 for the Big C.
“We hope this latest initiative will be of significant benefit to Big C.”