Lincoln community champions raise almost £35k for local charities

Lincoln members of Lincolnshire Co-op have clubbed together to raise almost £35,000 for local community groups.

From scouts and sports clubs to health networks, groups around the city have raised £34,716.53 as part of Lincolnshire Co-op’s Community Champions scheme.

Across the county, over 147,000 members helped raise a total of £108,000 simply by shopping with their dividend card.

Senior Community and Education Co-ordinator Ben James said: “We’re delighted to have raised such a brilliant amount for these community groups.

“We can’t wait to see how this money benefits them all.”

Take a look at how much each group raised and where that money will go:

  • Lincoln Branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind, Lincoln City Radio, Veterans in the Community – Burton Road Food Store, Burton Road Pharmacy – £2,025.90
  • Reepham Pre-School, Fiskerton Church of England Primary School – Cherry Willingham Food Store and Pharmacy – £1,300.93
  • Dunholme Pre-School – Dunholme Food Store – £860.14
  • Sustrans, St John Ambulance, West Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Service, County Carers – Saxilby Food Store and Post Office – £2,031.20
  • Scothern Parish Council Grange Park, LIVES, Nettleham Village Hall – Nettleham Food Store, Pharmacy and Post Office – £1,699.25
  • St Faith and St Martin PCC, 22nd Lincoln Scouts, County Operatic and Dramatic Society – Winning Post and City Square Food Store, Post Office and Coffee Shop along with West Parade, Lucy Tower and City Square Pharmacies – £2,777.00
  • 3rd Lincoln (RAF Scampton) Scouting Group, Welton Village Hall, Welton St Mary’s School Friends – Welton Food Store, Pharmacy and Post Office – £1,622.26
  • Studio3 at Active Nation Lincoln, Ermine Music – Woodhall Drive and Riseholme Road Food Stores, Cabourne Avenue Pharmacy – £1,488.27
  • Lincoln Cat Care – Queen Elizabeth Food Store and Post Office – £858.97
  • Friends of Monks Abbey School, LIVES – Monks Road Food Store, Pharmacy and Post Office – £1,194.09
  • Acorns and Oaks (St Giles), Win Squash Coaching – Carlton Centre Food Store, Travel and Post Office, Funerals (Lincoln North) – £1,354.73
  • Hearts of Positive Energy, Lincolnshire 4×4 Response – Brant Road Food Store, Pharmacy and Post Office, Waddington Pharmacy and Post Office – £1,648.34
  • Lincoln Foodbank, Lincoln Beevor Band – Tealby Street Food Store, St Catherine’s and St Botolph’s Pharmacies – £998.12
  • Little Pickles Pre-School, Branston Community Library, Branston and Heighington Patient Participation Group – Branston Food Store and Pharmacy – £1,743.45
  • Canwick Playing Field Association, Garretts Charity, Washingborough Forget-me-Not Club – Washingborough Food Store, Pharmacy and Post Office – £1,564.42
  • The Priory City of Lincoln Academy – Swanpool Food Store – £604.10
  • Holy Cross Church Hall, Fit to L.A.S.T. (Lincoln), Linkage Community Trust – Parklands Food Store, Tritton Road Travel and Funeral Home, Rookery Lane Pharmacy and Post Office – £1,482.50
  • Skellingthorpe Community Centre – Skellingthorpe Food Store, Pharmacy and Post Office – £1,023.24
  • Welbourn Play and Leisure project, Navenby Parish Council – Navenby Food Store – £1,179.82
  • Parkinson’s UK Lincoln Branch – Bracebridge Heath Food Store, Pharmacy, Post Office and Funeral branch – £1,147.39
  • St Hugh’s Catholic Primary Volunteer Academy, Birchwood Junior School, Birchwood Big Local, Woodlands infant and nursery school, The Lancaster School – Birchwood Food Store, Pharmacy and Lincolnshire Co-op Florist – £3,017.88
  • Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society, Ancaster Day Centre, The Eagle Village Hall Management Committee – North Hykeham Food Store, Crossroads, Hykeham Village and Forum Pharmacies and Hykeham Post Office – £1,871.51
  • 2nd Witham St Hughs Brownies, Brant Broughton Pre-School – Witham St Hughs Food Store and Pharmacy – £1,223.02