Grab a coffee to raise money for Action Cancer and NI Chest Heart & Stroke

SuperValu, Centra & MACE to donate 50p from every cup of Frank and Honest Coffee sold, to charity partners

Staff from SuperValu, Centra and MACE stores across Northern Ireland are encouraging customers to ‘Espresso they care’ and celebrate International Coffee Day (Friday, 1 October) at their local store while helping to raise much-needed funds for local charities Action Cancer and Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke.

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From Wednesday (29 September) to Friday (1 October), each purchase of a Frank and Honest coffee in participating SuperValu, Centra and MACE stores, will see 50p going straight to the charities to help them continue to provide vital community services.

The initiative will raise funds that will help keep Action Cancer’s mobile clinic, The Big Bus, on the road and enable NI Chest Heart & Stroke to continue to provide ‘Health Checks’ to thousands of people across Northern Ireland, helping to reduce their risk of Chest, Heart & Stroke illnesses.

Discussing this latest charity fundraising drive, Desi Derby, Marketing Director at Musgrave NI said:

“The pandemic has made normal fundraising activities much more difficult than before, and our charity partners need our support now more than ever.

“We are delighted to be launching this coffee fundraising initiative and we are confident that with the help of our customers purchasing a Frank and Honest coffee in their local store, we will raise much-needed funds.”

SuperValu, Centra and MACE customers have shown much generosity in support of Action Cancer and Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke in the past, so we’re confident this initiative will provide a welcome boost as we approach the end of this year. 

SuperValu and Centra have been partnering with Action Cancer since 2001 and last year reached a landmark fundraising achievement, raising £3 million – one of the largest amounts ever raised by a company for an individual charity in Northern Ireland. 

“It has been a challenging 18 months for charities and healthcare providers and while we have adapted how our services are delivered, the impact and difference our services continue to make in terms of saving lives and supporting people living with cancer, hasn’t changed.

“We are committed to helping those who need help and are extremely grateful for the support of SuperValu and Centra and their customers, all of whom are raising vital funds to allow us to continue to deliver our life-saving services.”

Gareth Kirk, CEO of Action Cancer

MACE has enjoyed a partnership with Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke since 2016 and has so far raised over £270,000 for the charity.

“We deliver vital care and prevention services across Northern Ireland, as well as carrying out extensive research into how to prevent chest, heart and stroke illnesses, alongside ‘on the ground’ support. Almost 90% of our services are funded by public donations and we very much appreciate the support of Mace customers whose generosity helps us continue to help thousands of local people living with these conditions.”

Declan Cunnane, CEO of NI Chest Heart & Stroke

Starting at £2.40 for a Frank and Honest coffee, 50p from the sale of each coffee will be donated to the charities over the three-day period.