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Causes benefit from co-operative fundraising

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 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.

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

Campaign Co-ordinator Holly Bramble, said: "Across all of our stores in the south, colleagues and customers raised a massive £120,000 for local partners.

"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."

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/

The local causes receiving funding include Age Concern Cowplain, Clanfield Junior School, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, Tuppenny Barn and Hampshire Search and Rescue.

Local stores that took part in the fundraising were, White Dirt Lane Clanfield, London Road Cowplain, The Precinct Crookhorn, Hambledon Road Denmead, High Street Emsworth, St Albans Road Havant, Elm Grove Hayling Island, Milton Road Waterlooville, and The Square Westbourne.

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