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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-00019

Scottish Retailers Raise Over £16 Million

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Monday, May 17, 2021

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Sarah Boyack, Alexander Burnett, Foysol Choudhury, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Neil Gray, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Dean Lockhart, Gordon MacDonald, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Paul McLennan, Stuart McMillan, Paul O'Kane, Colin Smyth, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Brian Whittle, Beatrice Wishart

That the Parliament congratulates the members of the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) on raising over £16 million for charity and good causes in 2020, including during the COVID-19 pandemic, and £75 million overall since 2016, as highlighted in what it sees as the SRC’s trailblazing Report into Retail Charitable Giving 2021; notes that, through their shops and online operations throughout the country, retailers raise money and support for charity through donations, fundraising, awareness raising and community activity, including causes concerned with the medical research, public health, care, food aid and the environment, and acknowledges the positive contribution that retailers make to society through their work in the community across each and every part of Scotland.