Co-op customers raise £40,000 for community
Two community groups on Arran have received cheques totalling more than £40,000 from the Coop.
Customers at the three Co-ops on the island have raised the money themselves by buying Co-op own brand products which sees 1 per cent go to local causes.
The groups which have benefited are the Arran Mountain Rescue Team, who have received a splendid £21,810.44, with Feis Arainn picking up £19,881.10, which will put them on a solid financial footing.
They received their cheques at a special celebration day held at the Big Co in Brodick last Saturday where manager Liz McLean revealed that the shop is one of the top performing Co-ops in the country in raising cash for the community.
Liz said: ‘I know customers who have switched from brand names to Coop own brand products so they can support the community.
‘It is great that we can support these groups in this way and we are delighted to hand over two such large cheques to these well deserving causes.’
Community member pioneer Mark Harwood said the Co-op was especially pleased to support the Feis, which can now fund the attendance of young people for years to come and pay for transport to competitions on the mainland. The AMRT will use the funds to build cover for two more vehicles, which in turn will
Co-op manager Liz McLean takes a seat in the mountain rescue vehicle as the team pose with the cheque. 01_B48coop02
Customers snap up prize draw tickets. 01_B48coop05