STAFF at Spar stores have helped raise a whacking £3 million-plus for the NSPCC over the past decade.

The money coined-in by employees of Blakemore Retail, which operates the shops, is currently being used to support the charity's work with primary schools.

The NSPCC's Speak Out, Stay Safe programme tackles the issue of abuse and advises children on what they should do if anything worries them.

Fundraising activities undertaken by Spar employees have ranged from a long-distance run between stores to an ascent of Mount Snowdon.

Tribute is paid by Alizee Moreau, an NSPCC fundraiser.

She said: "We're thrilled that Blakemore Retail has reached this monetary milestone in its tenth year supporting us.

"Funds raised by employees help us to visit more children in primary schools across the country and advise them how to stay safe from abuse."

Blakemore Retail managing director, Stuart Adkin, said the firm was delighted to give its support.

"The work done by the NSPCC really helps to change so many children's lives for the better," he added.

"Our staff – and customers – are passionate about fundraising for the charity."

Spar has stores locally at Hard Ings Road, Keighley; in Station Road, Haworth, and at Main Street, Cross Hills.