Treat in store for good causes

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITIES -

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.”

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