Co-op cash boost for charitable groups
PUBLISHED: 10:49 02 December 2017
Nine charities and community organisations have received a share of £20,000 following a successful business initiative run by the Co-op.
Who has received money?
All Saints Church - £2,207.95
Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue - £1,409.81
Birdwell Primary School Play Hut Plans - £2,570.28
Claverham & Winford RDA Group - £2,844.39
Cleeve, Claverham and Yatton Scout Group - £2,842.41
Penny Brohn UK - £1,597.31
South West Scorpions - £1,208.03
Wellspring Counselling - £2,558.17
Yatton Youth Club - £3,026.72
Wellspring Counselling Ltd, Cleeve, Claverham and Yatton Scout Group, plus Yatton Youth Club, are among those to have benefitted from the group’s community funding scheme.
Shoppers using the Co-op’s loyalty card earn themselves a five per cent reward for buying the company’s products and a further one per cent for community causes.
Rufus Olins, the Co-op’s director of community and campaigns, said: “It’s great to be delivering an early Christmas present to those communities and individuals that need it most.
“Since the scheme launched Co-op members have helped to raise an amazing £20million for 8,000 causes nationally, but we want to do more, so the more people shop, the more good causes can earn.”