Retailer donations

Every year thousands of independent retailers contribute to NewstrAid through a Retailer Charitable Donation or membership of a 200 club lottery.

This invaluable source of income helps us to provide a large proportion of the services we currently offer to news trade colleagues in hardship. All retailers who contribute in this way receive a newsletter 4 times a year highlighting how this money has been used and how NewstrAid can help should they find themselves or know colleagues who are in need of support.

Retailer donations

How to contribute

Retailer Charitable Donation

If you are a news retailer you can contribute 40p a week via your news wholesaler’s weekly invoice. This is called a Retailer Charitable Donation (RCD). This money allows NewstrAid to make a difference to the lives of people from our own industry who need help. Fill in the form on the right to sign up.

“200 Club”or Small Society Lottery

If you are a newsagent but not already in your local area committee’s “200 Club” or Small Society Lottery, why not sign up today using the form on the right. It’s a wonderful way to support the charity – and have a chance of winning some magnificent cash prizes! The odds are far, far better than the National Lottery!

For a weekly entry fee ranging from £1 to £1.80, depending upon the local area committee, you will be entered into a monthly (in one case, quarterly) random draw for a variety of cash prizes.

Prizes can range from £25 up to a whopping £1,000 and are paid via your news wholesaler’s weekly invoice. No running costs are taken out of the fee and all profits go towards NewstrAid’s charitable work.

    Sign up now

    Complete the form below to make a weekly retailer charitable donation and / or join your local 200 club lottery.







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    Please note your contribution will be taken from your wholesaler invoice each week.

    All details will be held with complete confidentiality and in full compliance with current data protection legislation.


    How to cancel your contribution:

    We are very grateful for the support we receive from Independent retailers and hope that we will be able to continue to rely on this support for many years to come. However if you are currently making a regular contribution via your news wholesaler’s weekly invoice, either by donating 40p a week as a Retailer Charitable Donation (RCD) or by membership of one of the various area committee “200 Clubs” but wish to cancel either of those amounts there are a variety of ways you can do this:

    1. Fill in and submit the form below
    2. Email your supplying wholesaler using the relevant email address:
      Menzies Distribution: enquiries@menziesdistribution.com
      Smiths News: mynewsaccount@smithsnews.co.uk
    3. Email NewstrAid at: oldben@newstraid.org.uk
    4. Write to us: NewstrAid, Suite 2 Thremhall Estate, Start Hill, Bishops Stortford CM22 7TD
    5. Call us 01279 879569 or on Freephone 0800 917 8616
    Charity donations

    Please remember: we help everyone who is or has been in the UK news trade whether they have supported us or have never given us a penny.

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