Treat in store for good causes
THERE were celebrations as a Macclesfield store handed out nearly £30,000 to worthy causes.
Each time customers at the Co-op store, in Ivymeade, buy own brand products the staff there swipe their membership card.
One per cent of the product price is set aside for three chosen charities or community organisations.
And after a year of collecting the cash has been given out - with the Rossendale Trust receiving £9,458.48, First Sutton Scouts and Guide Group £8,988.09 and Angels Animals Rescue £9,665.30.
All three charities came to the store for a celebration day and to collect their donations.
A spokesman for the First Sutton St James Scouts said: “We are so grateful to have received such a wonderful donation. We never expected to get such a fantastic amount.
“The money will be well spent at Sutton St James Scouts and Guide Group. We want to say a big thank you to all the Co-op members from all the boys and girls at Sutton St James.”
And a spokesman for the Rossendale Trust, which provides supported living care for adults with disabilities, also expressed the charity’s thanks.
He said: “We are so delighted to have been chosen as one of the Co-op’s charities for the last year.
“The amount raised by the Co-op members has exceeded all our expectations and will make a real difference to the people who attend our Oakwood Day Service.”