Oakhouse Foods in Scotland has donated £556 to MacMillan Cancer Support, money raised from the 5p plastic bag charge. The branch also donated over £1,220 last year from the charge.

Branch manager Lesley Shaw made the donation after MacMillan Cancer Support was nominated by our regular customers in the area. She said, “We wanted to do something good with the extra money raised and so we asked our customers what would matter most to them. MacMillan was the charity of choice.

“The work they do in supporting people affected by cancer and their families is just brilliant and we’re really pleased to be able to add our support.”

The 5p charge levied on plastic bags was introduced in Scotland in 2014 in an effort to tackle environmental waste and also applies to retailers in England and Wales.