Through Ritchies Stores' Community Benefit Card Scheme, customers have been able to nominate 0.5% of their purchases to a proposed charity, school or community group.
Peter Cox, CEO, Leukaemia Foundation said the Foundation is excited to be part of the Community Benefit Card Scheme. “It's wonderful to be nominated by the Ritchies Stores' customers. The funds raised through this scheme will allow us to continue our work in providing our vital services to patients who are diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.” said Mr Cox.
The Foundation's free support services includes information and resources, education and support programs, transportation to and from treatment, ‘home away from home' accommodation close to major hospitals, practical assistance and emotional support.
9264 Australians are projected to be diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma this year; the equivalent of one every hour. It is estimated that every two hours, someone loses their life to one of these diseases.
The Community Benefit Card is free and can be collected from any Ritchies supermarket or liquor store in NSW, Victoria or Queensland. There is no requirement to give your name or other details, just nominate the Leukaemia Foundation. Your card will be issued immediately and can be used straight away in any Ritchies store. Simply present your card for scanning every time you shop at Ritchies and 0.5% of your purchase value will automatically go to the Leukaemia Foundation.
CB Number: 91331 NSW.