Co-op re­veal £58,000 fes­tive fund­ing boost

Llanelli Star - - Letters -

CHRIST­MAS came early for lo­cal causes in and around Llanelli this week, when the Co-op re­vealed a £58,000 fes­tive fund­ing boost.

The money will be shared by 19 or­gan­i­sa­tions, all of whom are mak­ing a real dif­fer­ence to com­mu­ni­ties through­out the re­gion.

This is the lat­est round of pay outs from the fund gen­er­ated by Co-op mem­bers, and means over­all the Co-op has in­vested £127,000 in 52 groups in Llanelli since the mem­ber­ship scheme launched in Septem­ber 2016.

Co-op mem­bers, who re­ceive a 5% re­ward for them­selves with a fur­ther one per cent go­ing to lo­cal causes when they buy own-brand prod­ucts, have a say in how the money is al­lo­cated, and are en­cour­aged to se­lect the or­gan­i­sa­tions they wish to sup­port on­line.

The Co-op has 4.65 mil­lion ac­tive mem­bers, in­clud­ing 1,800,000 re­cruited since the new scheme be­gan, and over one mil­lion have al­ready cho­sen which lo­cal group they want to sup­port.

First Min­is­ter Car­wyn Jones.

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