Campbell urges Iceland to extend £30 voucher scheme to NI

DUP East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has written to Iceland asking them to extend their Summer Cheer Scheme to Northern Ireland.

By Gregory Campbell MP

East Londonderry

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The Scheme offers a £30 shopping voucher to pensioners across 16 areas of the United Kingdom.

Mr Campbell said

“While commending Iceland on helping some of the most vulnerable citizens in parts of the United Kingdom, I am disappointed that this Scheme, administered by the Rothesay Foundation, is not currently available in Northern Ireland.

I appreciate that not every part of Great Britain will have access to the Scheme either, but Northern Ireland has some areas of deep deprivation and there is a strong case for the Scheme being extended to this part of the United Kingdom. I have also written to other supermarkets located here to establish if they will introduce something similar across the UK.

It would be helpful if 4 or 5 large supermarket chains all did this for independently living pensioners and they were to get some extra support via this voucher scheme.”

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