Local Co-Op Making A Real Difference In St Helens

The Local Community Fund is the Co-op’s way of giving back to local communities. As a member, every time you purchase selected ‘own-brand’ products and services at the Co-op, 1% of what you spend goes into the Local Community Fund.  In addition, 5% will also go into your own Co-op Membership account, for you to spend on your next visit to the store.

Did you know that by choosing Co-op branded products and services, members of the Co-op have helped raise an amazing £20 million for local causes across the country since September 2016?  That means they've been able to help fund thousands of local projects that benefit communities across the UK. The Local Community Fund is the Co-op’s way of giving back to local communities.

As a member, every time you purchase selected ‘own-brand’ products and services at the Co-op, 1% of what you spend goes into the Local Community Fund.  In addition, 5% will also go into your own Co-op Membership account, for you to spend on your next visit to the store. The money raised by all the members in your community, together with money from shopping bag sales, helps to fund local projects in the area where you live.  You can choose which local cause you want your own 1% to go to by visiting the Co-op website or using the Freephone number below.

On Saturday 25th November 2017, Co-ops across the country celebrated their own local causes by presenting cheques to community leaders. 

At the Elton Head Road Store, Managers Mike and Karen, were delighted to welcome representatives from the local causes allowing them to thank members for their support. Assistant Scout Leader Andy and members of the 8th Scouts Group braved the weather to be presented with a cheque for £1,225.69. The much needed funds will go towards the maintenance of the Scouts’ Meeting Room.

 

 

 

Jay, Treasurer of the St Helens Cancer Support Group joined them in the afternoon and was presented with a cheque for £1,436.90. These funds will be used to assist local people who are living with cancer by providing a support network as well as a counselling and therapy service.

To find out more about becoming a member of the Co-op, go online to coop.co.uk/membership or phone for more information on Freephone 0800 023 4708.

Elton Head Road Co-op Round 3 Local Causes  who will receive funding in 2018 are:

  • The Lilac Centre – funding to provide complementary therapy and counselling services for cancer patients.
  • The James Nicholas Foundation – funding to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death through free ECG screening in the local area
  • Sam’s Diamonds – funding to take their ladies on a respite weekend away where they can participate in workshops to help support them on their cancer journey.

These local charities will be supported by the 1% contributions from our members across the Elton Head Road area of Rainhill and St Helens.  It is really important to get the message out to family and friends that the more members who shop at the Co-op, for selected ‘own-brand’ products and services, the more money they will have to support these local causes. So it’s over to you.  You can support one of our Local Causes by simply becoming a member of the Co-op.  You can find out about Co-op membership in your local store or online at www.coop.co.uk/membership.

If you need any information about the Membership Pioneer and supporting members and staff at Elton Head Road Co-op store please contact Sandra on Sandra.roscoe@cooopmembers.co.uk

Get In Touch

Halton & St Helens VCA 
St Maries
Lugsdale Road
Widnes
WA8 6DB

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
Halton Office: 01928 592 405

Email: info@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk

 

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Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.