Retailer extends its charity partnership with NSPCC Northern Ireland for a third time to 2024 and commits to new £1.1 million fundraising target


Lidl Northern Ireland has announced the extension of its charity partnership with NSPCC Northern Ireland for a third consecutive time, committing to a new fundraising target of over £1.1 million by 2024.


Established in 2017, the strategic partnership has delivered funding of more than £700,000 for NSPCC Northern Ireland through a range of activities and initiatives driven by Lidl Northern Ireland staff members across its 41 stores and supported locally by Lidl’s valued customers.


In the last year alone, Lidl Northern Ireland staff and customers across the region raised over £100,000 for the charity and donated almost 130,000 meals to FoodCloud charities. The extended new partnership aims to surpass previous fundraising targets and deliver further help in supporting NSPCC Northern Ireland’s aim to empower children to stay safe and speak out against abuse and neglect.


Over five years, funds raised through the partnership have contributed to the recruitment, training and support of 125 Childline volunteers across the charity’s two Childline bases in Belfast and Foyle. It has also supported the training of practitioners at the NSPCC’s two Service Centres in Northern Ireland to provide crucial support to children and families recovering from abuse.


Lidl Northern Ireland has also supported NSPCC Northern Ireland’s flagship Speak Out Stay Safe Schools programme – one of the most highly demanded initiatives aimed at raising awareness amongst children of their right to be safe from abuse and neglect. Since April 2021, the programme has reached more than 45,000 children across Northern Ireland.