Greenock Telegraph

£17k given to charities


KIND Co-op customers have turned their shopping trips into more than £17,000 for local good causes.

Charities and local groups have benefited from a local community fund set up to turn loyalty to the stores into donations.

The latest groups to benefit recently visited the Co-op Port Glasgow Funeralcar­e for a special presentati­on.

Member pioneer Edward Mackay said: “We can’t thank our customers enough for their loyalty and it is great to see so many good causes that we care about benefittin­g as a result.”

In the Greenock to Wemyss Bay stores there were grants of nearly £3,000 for both Broomhill Gardens and RIG Arts, with nearly £5,000 going to Children in Poverty Inverclyde.

In Port Glasgow and Kilmacolm, Gamtalk benefited from £1,700, while Inverclyde Shed received £2,200 and Parklea Branching Out were awarded nearly £2,400.

All the charities are voted for locally, with Co-op members deciding where to award the cash when they go shopping.

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