Southern Co-op gives hundreds to charities

PUBLISHED: 13:00 14 August 2018

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Children’s Hospice South West and the Salvation Army in Pill are two charities to benefit from a week of fundraising by Southern Co-op.

Employees working in stores across Somerset and Bristol – including Pill, Portishead and Nailsea – managed to raise £1,000 by hosting a range of activities.

Crazy hair days, static cycle rides, walking challenges and abseils were some of the ways staff raised the total.

Jessica Hughes, community investment manager at Southern Co-op, said: “We have been blown away by this year’s activities and it is really special to know this money raised will make a tremendous impact on our local communities – be it a hospital, the environment or a school project.

“We would like to say a massive thank you to all of our customers and communities who got behind the fundraisers.

“With their help we will make a difference.”

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