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Three Orkney causes to receive Co-op funding boost

Funding has been awarded by the Co-op to three causes in Orkney

Three community groups in Orkney are set to receive a share of a £20 million funding boost from the Co-op.

Hamnavoe Carers, the Dounby Lifeboat Guild and Age Scotland Orkney – Dementia Orkney are amongst the latest beneficiaries of the Co-op’s local community fund. Twelve causes in total are set to benefit in the Highlands and Islands, with each in line to receive several thousand pounds.

The money given to these charities comes from one per cent of each purchase of the Co-op’s own-brand products and funeral plans through Funeralcare being donated.

Donations are also given, and which charities should receive money are chosen, by those who have a Co-op membership.

Myles Macdonald, Area Manager for Co-op food stores, said: “As a community retailer we want to support the causes that matter most to Co-op members such as Disability Shetland, so we would urge people to visit us online to choose who they would like to support, and then shop with us to ensure the good causes get the most out of the fund.

“Nationwide the local community fund is making a real difference to charities and good causes throughout the country. Since we launched the membership scheme in September 2016, 8,000 organisations have shared £20 million, and we are confident that this year we will raise a further £20 million to be shared amongst the latest 4,000 causes.”

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