Your Local Southern Co-operative Food Store is Searching for a Charity Partner!

The Southern Co-operative’s food stores across the south are looking for their local charity partner to fundraise for throughout 2016/17.

As part of The Southern Co-operative’s new ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ community scheme, the convenience stores are encouraging charities, community groups and good causes to apply to become their store’s official fundraising partner.

The Southern Co-operative colleagues are encouraging charities, community groups and good causes to apply to become The Southern Co-operative food stores’ local fundraising partner for the local area.

The Southern Co-operative colleagues are encouraging charities, community groups and good causes to apply to become The Southern Co-operative food stores’ local fundraising partner for the local area.

Jessica Hughes, Community Investment Manager for The Southern Co-operative said: “The Southern Co-operative is run by local people, for local people, and after consulting with over 4,000 members and colleagues about our community engagement, we have developed our new localised ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ community scheme. Love Your Neighbourhood focuses our community activity on benefiting the communities we serve at a much more local level and gives all stores, funeral homes and other areas of our business the opportunity to choose their own fundraising partner.”

Love Your Neighbourhood will address four key themes, promoting: ‘Greener Neighbourhoods’, ‘More Inclusive Neighbourhoods’, ‘Safer Neighbourhoods’ and ‘Healthier Neighbourhoods’. Charities applying for a fundraising partnership need to demonstrate how they support one of these categories.

Once a local cause has been chosen through a colleague vote, The Southern Co-operative’s Food store colleagues, customers and members across the area will begin fundraising for the charity. Previously, colleagues have engaged in a variety of different sponsored activities for charity including sky dives, abseils, runs, weight loss challenges and much more!

To apply, please pop into a Southern Co-operative food store, which can be found here: http://www.thesouthernco-operative.co.uk/food/co-op-store-finder/, to collect an application form or visit http://www.thesouthernco-operative.co.uk/makingadifference/local-partnerships/ and fill in the downloadable form which will need to be returned to your local store.

Alternatively, you can e-mail: community@southerncoops.co.uk for further assistance.