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On Saturday 24th November Co-op celebrated the £19m members had raised for over 4,000 local causes across the country through the latest round of their Local Community Fund. During the past year the Co-op Round 3 local causes in Stockton-On-Tees were Daisy Chain, Norton and Stockton Ancients Jnrs and SNAPS Tees Valley.

Round 3 finished at the end of October, with a total of £29,050 paid to the 3 charities:

  • Daisy Chain – £10,823 (to go towards equipment for young people with Autism)
  • Norton and Stockton Ancients Jnrs – £9,220 (to go towards defibrillators for sports complex)
  • SNAPS Tees Valley – £9,007 (to go towards holiday activities for families)

Co-op Norton Store Manager, Steve Mc Gowan said, “I have really enjoyed working with these 3 charities over the past year, great relationships have been built and developed.  On Saturday the local Co-op food and funeral care staff were proud to show the real difference that our Co-op is making to many people in the communities where we serve.  Many thanks to our local members who have been very supportive; together we are creating stronger communities.”

(Left-Right) SNAPS Tees Valley (Ruth Benson), Norton & Stockton Ancients Jnrs (Rob Capron), Co-op Norton Manager (Steve McGowan), Daisy Chain (Angela Dee) and Co-op Member Pioneer (katharine Lam).

“A big thank you to all the local Co-op members who chose to nominate their 1% to us, this money will make a huge difference in the lives of the people that we work with!” Round 3 Causes.

Chief Membership Officer, Matt Atkinson , “Thank you to each and every Co-op Member. Because every member who bought selected Co-op branded products or purchased a Pre-Paid Funeral Plan, or a Will or selected electrical products or any other eligible product or service from us since November 2017, has helped make a £19 million difference to local communities across the nation. It’s such a simple way to support your local community. Just for buying select Co-op branded products and services Co-op Members earn 5% back for them and 1% back for their choice of local cause.”

Co-op Member Pioneer, Katharine Lam, “I am new to this role so it was fantastic to meet the Round 3 Causes and amazing to hear how much money had been raised! Well done to all concerned and I look forward to working with the Round 4 Causes over the next year believing that we will raise even more money to help support Friends of Ropner Park, Bloodrun EVS and 1st Norton-On-Tees Scout Group.”

Please sign into your membership account and choose the one that means the most to you, visit – www.coop.co.uk