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Co-operative Stores celebrate fundraising success


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Co-operative Stores celebrate fundraising success

As a new pot of funding opens for applications, co-operative colleagues in Hampshire are celebrating their successful store fundraising in 2020. A total of £28,200 was raised last year at The Co-operative Food stores in Hampshire, including Clanfield's White Dirt Lane, thanks to the support from customers and local residents.

To show Southern Co-op's appreciation to the local causes, the total was rounded up to more than £36,500 so each cause receives a minimum of £500.The funding will go to 55 separate local causes, including Clanfield Junior School.

Fundraising activities at the stores ranged from colouring competitions and treasure hunts, to raffles and guess the sweets in a jar.

Holly Bramble‚Äč, Southern Co-op's Community and Campaign Co-ordinator, said: "Across all of our stores in the south, colleagues and customers raised a massive £120,000 for local partners. This was no mean feat as a lot of the bigger fundraising events had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.

"Despite the pressure a lot of families had to face last year, they have still found time to give generously and make a difference to local causes who have been keeping the communities going."

Every year, each of Southern Co-op's local food stores choose a local partner which aims to create greener, safer, healthier or more inclusive neighbourhoods.

With a lot of fundraising cancelled last year, these existing local partnerships will continue into 2021 as part of the ‘Love Your Neighbourhood' programme.

Southern Co-op's Love Your Neighbourhood programme also enables charities and local causes to apply for grants of up to £500 to help sow the seeds to a secure, stronger future for everyone.

Applications are now open for 2021 local funding with more information via www.thesouthernco-operative.co.uk/love-your-neighbourhood/.

 


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