£2,500 Donation To Scarborough Sea Cadets

Proudfoot Donate £2,500 To Scarborough Sea Cadets

Scarborough retailer Proudfoot has raised over £40,000 for local causes solely through the sale of 5p carrier bags to its customers.

Proudfoot’s five stores have been raising money for good causes in this way since the introduction of the 5p carrier bag charge in 2015 and have now donated a huge £40,000 from the funds raised to charities and other groups in the area.

Scarborough Sea Cadets were the latest local cause to benefit from these funds, receiving a donation of £2,500 to help towards development of their base in Scarborough to enable more groups from throughout the country to visit Scarborough and enjoy the local area and its facilities.

Celebrating their Centenary in 2019, Scarborough Sea Cadets aim to give young people an experience that will help them grow into the person they want to be in a safe and friendly environment. Through various activities and adventures, they learn teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline, honesty and how to be the best version of ourselves.

Gareth Davis RNR, Area Staff Officer commented “As an independent Charity Scarborough Sea Cadets rely on the local community support to ensure we can offer the young cadets from the town the best opportunities possible through nautical adventure and fun.  

Proudfoots and their customer’s generosity will allow us to continue this over the busy summer months; the amazing amount of £2500 will go a long way, thank you from everyone at TS Scarborough”

Valerie Aston, director at The Proudfoot Group, added: “Despite seeing a huge decline in the usage of single use carrier bags in our stores following the introduction of the 5p charge, we are delighted that the funds raised from the remaining carrier bags bought by our customers are able to support some fantastic local causes.

“As a retailer we are committed both to reducing our environmental impact where possible and to giving something back to the community we serve, and we hope the funds raised through the carrier bag charge will have a positive impact on the local area.”