Lidl Northern Ireland today announced the extension of its charity partnership with NSPCC Northern Ireland until 2021, following a successful two-year alliance which saw the retailer raise over £300,000 in funding for the local charity.

Established in 2017, a key objective of the partnership included an initial fundraising target of £250,000 which, thanks to the efforts of Lidl Northern Ireland staff and local shoppers, has been far exceeded. Given the success of the initiative to date, Lidl Northern Ireland has now committed to a fundraising target of £500,000 by 2021.

The corporate partnership was developed to help the charity reach children in every primary school across Northern Ireland with its ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ programme. These interactive assemblies and workshops are designed to give a generation of children the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect.