Last month, the Friends helped raise money for the Local Co-op Causes Initiative. Over a period of 7 days a fantastic £540 was raised by volunteers from Daisy Chains IW Children’s Charity, Rylstone Chalet Restoration and the Friends of Shanklin Theatre Window Restoration.
All the money raised was divided and donated to all 3 local causes.
Michael Beston of The Friends of Shanklin Theatre has said:
“Thank you to everyone that came and supported us, it’s really appreciated. Thanks also to our loyal band of volunteers that helped out with leaflets, membership and supporting this great cause.
“Our grand total so far donated by Co-op customers and in store fundraising has now reached £2,132 and increasing all the time”.
The Co-op gives back 1% of what you spend on all Co-op own brand products to community projects selected by Co‑op stores near your home. You can choose which cause your own 1% goes to. If you don’t, it’s shared out between the causes of your nearest Co‑op.
New causes are chosen every 12 months. More information can be found at www.coop.co.uk/membership/local-community-fund.