Store to stock '˜Carrier' bags for Royal Navy charity

THE Royal Navy and Royal Marine's Charity's '˜Carrier' bags are set to be sold across Portsmouth by The Southern Co-op.

Saturday, 16th June 2018, 6:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 4:52 pm

The supermarket has a proud history of support for the naval community after being founded on Portsea Island in 1873 by dockyard workers who had transferred to Portsmouth Dockyard.

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It was instrumental during the two World Wars by providing food for refugees and setting up a welfare fund for the families of employees who were serving.

Director of fundraising and marketing at the RNRMC, Alasadir Akass, said: ‘We’re incredibly grateful that the Southern Co-op are now selling our iconic HMS Queen Elizabeth ‘Carrier’ bags. As a business with a rich maritime history, the Co-op understands how important it is that we ensure the well-being of the naval community.

The ‘Carrier’ bags will be on sale in 15 Southern Co-op stores, including Portsmouth’s seafront location at The Hard, Hayling Island.