Co-op community work is recognised by bosses
Two members of the Brodick Co-op have been recognised on a national level for their involvement and success in working within the community on Arran.
Co-op regional manager Alan Campbell visited the store and presented store manager Liz McLean and member pioneer Mark Harwood with awards in recognition of their contributions to charitable causes and the assistance they have provided in the local community.
Alan said: ‘Congratulation to Liz and Mark on these awards. Their invaluable work is well known on Arran so it is great that they can receive the recognition on a national level from the organisation.
‘Their hard work and altruistic endeavours are appreciated by us all, as is evident by the fact that it was customers and colleagues who nominated them to receive these awards.’
Member pioneer Mark, who has worked at building links between the Coop and the community, has played a leading role in the success of the food share initiative, Think About Plastic group, Dementia Friendly Arran and the newly-formed autism group, thanked Liz, colleagues and customers for allowing him to be able to contribute in such a meaningful manner.
Mark said: ‘It is great to receive this award which I could not have done without the support of everyone involved and from the Coop itself.’
The Brodick Co-op plays a huge role in community affairs and supporting charitable causes on Arran and recently presented the Arran Mountain Rescue Team and Feis Arainn with cheques totalling more than £40,000.
Liz thanked Alan for coming to Arran to present the awards and said: ‘These awards are on behalf of the whole team who have helped to make this possible.
‘They and the great community on Arran are the ones who are to be thanked for allowing us to play our part in the wonderful Arran community.’ Team members Ashley Outram and Maya Maclean are in a festive mood while raising funds for a charitable cause benefiting the elderly.
Co-op regional manager Alan Campbell with store manager Liz McLean and member pioneer Mark Harwood who received awards for their work in the Arran community.