Last week Co-op colleagues nationally delivered £17.3m raised by their members, through their 1%, to over 4,000 local causes.

In Stockton-on-Tees, Co-op members shopping at Norton High Street, Redhill Road, Wynyard and Hartburn food stores and Stockton, Lustrum Cottage and Billingham Queensway Funeralcare homes raised a total of £26,690.00 for 3 local causes.

The Round 4 charities that benefited were:

  • Bloodrun EVS £9,903.49 purchased a motorbike
  • Friends of Ropner Park £8,566.31 built a sculpture
  • 1st Norton-On-Tees Scout Group £8,220.20 refurbished the scout kitchen

Picture: Steve McGowan, Co-op Norton Food store manager and Katharine Lam, Member Pioneer Stockton with Bloodrun EVS, Friends of Ropner Park and 1st Norton Scout Group

Everytime a Co-op member buys a Co-op branded product (food, health, insurance, funeralcare, legal services) Co-op gives 1% of what they spend to their local cause in their community. #MakingADifference

“It’s been tremendous fun working with these 3 local charities over the past year and I look forward to developing strong relationships with the next year’s charities ” Katharine Lam Co-op Member Pioneer, Stockton.

Round 5 local causes:

  • Hand in Hand Activities
  • A Way Out
  • Butterwick Hospice Care

Each cause is now aligned to spaces, skills and wellbeing, the key focus areas of Co-op’s community plan, Co-operate 2022.

Purchase your Co-op membership card for £1 in any Co-op foodstore and start receiving 5% (to spend in store) everytime you purchase Co-op branded products and select one of the Round 5 3 local causes to receive your 1% over the next year.

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