Call for Romsey Residents to Nominate their Favourite Local Cause

The Southern Co-operative is calling on local people in Romsey to nominate a local charitable project or community group that they think is worthy of a £1000 cheque on the opening day of a new store followed by a fundraising partnership.

The call comes from the Abbotswood store, which opens next month, as part of The Southern Co-operative’s ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ scheme.

Locals have until Friday 31st March to nominate the cause closest to their hearts and their homes, as they are asked to think of a project which will really benefit the local community with the thousand pound donation, as well as a longer term fundraising partnership with the new store. This could be any local cause and is not limited to registered charities.

People wishing to nominate should do so at: – and a cause will be chosen before the new store opens. The project must meet the ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ themes outlined below.

‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ is The Southern Co-operative’s community engagement programme. This initiative addresses four key social themes, as identified by a survey of over 4,000 members and colleagues, for promoting: ‘Greener Neighbourhoods’, ‘Healthier Neighbourhoods’, ‘Safer Neighbourhoods’, and ‘More Inclusive Neighbourhoods’.

Charities and community groups can also apply for cash donations or goods in kind through the ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ scheme which is funded by the 5p single-use carrier bag levy. For more information on how to apply, please speak to your local store’s manager, or visit:

The Southern Co-operative’s new store in Abbotswood will be home to an extensive ‘Local Flavours’ range, including locally sourced eggs, cheeses, handmade cakes, juice, sausages, ice cream, beers, cider as well as an instore coffee machine and instore bakery.