Fund­ing boost for char­i­ties and lo­cal groups

Middleton Guardian - - MODEL SEARCH -

A NUM­BER of North Manch­ester char­i­ties and com­mu­nity groups are set for a fund­ing boost af­ter the Co-op an­nounced the lat­est ben­e­fi­cia­ries of its mem­ber­ship scheme.

When a Co-op mem­ber buys own­brand prod­ucts from food stores or a fu­neral plan or fu­neral from Funer­al­care they earn a five per cent re­ward for them­selves with a fur­ther one per cent go­ing to lo­cal good causes.

The av­er­age pay­out to good causes from the first round of the mem­ber­ship scheme in April was £3,625.

The lat­est groups which will ben­e­fit from the fund in­clude North East Manch­ester (Hope Methodist) Brown­ies, Cool­shade Com­mu­nity Mu­si­cal Work­shop in Mos­ton, 401st Manch­ester Scout Group, Homes­tart Old­ham, Stock­port and Tame­side, Mag­gie’s Cen­tres and the Ro­tary Club of Old­ham Metro.

Chief mem­ber­ship of­fi­cer at the Co-op, Ru­fus Olins, said: “By vot­ing for the good causes that they want to sup­port, our mem­bers are telling us what re­ally mat­ters in their com­mu­ni­ties and great things are hap­pen­ing as a re­sult.”

To find out more about the scheme visit coop.co.uk/ mem­ber­ship.

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