Serving local communities since 1901
Our commitment to the communities we serve goes beyond providing great products and useful services. It also involves supporting and raising awareness of those in need through fundraising, volunteering, donations, and bringing the local community together through funded events.
McColl's supports charities and causes making a positive difference in local communities across England, Scotland and Wales.
To date we have supported over 500 local organisations, charities and good causes and all our stores and colleagues are committed to continuing this good work.
McColl’s stores have Community Champions who are actively involved in raising funds and awareness for many great causes in their neighbourhood.
Together we have supported a vast range of local causes selected by each of our stores and their customers including, scout groups, schools, hospitals, sporting facilities and local charities.
All our stores take part in fundraising and promoting activities to raise money to support St George’s University Hospital and their research into sudden cardiac death in young people. This year we presented them with a cheque for £300,000 which brings our total to over £1m (and counting) in funds to support this important research.
Supporting Food Banks
We have raised over £140,000 through a combination of local store donations and fund raising activity for the Trussell Trust, a charity that operates a network of food banks providing emergency food and support to people in crisis. We are proud to also provide a storage facility at our Head Office in Brentwood, Essex, which is supported by colleagues with desperately needed grocery items and toiletries.