Lincolnshire Co-op’s community champions raise over £57k for good causes

Members of Lincolnshire Co-op have raised £57,190 for more than 80 local good causes in the past three months.

The community champions scheme sees every one of the society’s 250,000 members linked to a deserving charity close to where they live.

Every time they use their dividend card in any Lincolnshire Co-op outlets where dividend is issued, a donation from the community champions pot goes towards their chosen group.

The community champions for the period from September to December will now be awarded a cheque or vouchers for the total amount raised by shoppers in their area.

In the Lincoln area, causes benefiting from the scheme included Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, scout groups, pre-schools and RAF associations.

Member engagement manager Richard Whittaker said: “This is a fantastic total for a great number of local groups and we hope it will help them with their many projects and events.

“Once again we say a big thank you to our members for continuing to shop and raise funds for groups in their communities – it wouldn’t work without them.”

Members of local groups and organisations who need money to put towards a project can apply for their group to become a community champion.

An application form is available to pick up in store or from the Lincolnshire Co-op website.