Over £25,000 has been raised by Lincolnshire Co-op members and colleagues to help green space projects around the city.
Some £25,487 will now be given to Hartsholme Country Park, Foss Way Friends, Saxilby with Ingleby Parish Council and Green Synergy for green spaces.
Money raised by Lincolnshire Co-op for Lincoln green spaces includes:
- £7,426 for Hartsholme Country Park
- £5,243 for Fosse Way Friends
- £6,496 for Saxilby with Ingleby Parish Council
- £6,322 for Green Synergy
Across the county, more than £126,600 is being shared among 21 environmental good causes, ranging from local groups to school projects and garden hubs, after fundraising under the society’s Community Champions scheme.
A donation was made through the scheme every time a member shopped in a Lincolnshire Co-op outlet using their dividend card in June, July and August. Proceeds from the carrier bag charge and staff fundraising also went into the pot.
Lincolnshire Co-op’s community engagement manager Sam Turner said:
“We’re delighted that together, our members and colleagues have raised such a brilliant amount to help these green space projects and groups.”
Chair of Hartsholme Park Country Park Advisory Group Sue Grace said: “I’m delighted. So many good things will come from such an amazing amount of money.”
Trainee Community Gardener at Green Synergy Lizzie McFarlane said: “This fantastic amount will go a long way to help build the skills and confidence of our volunteers by allowing us to develop current projects, as well as giving our community safe spaces to get outdoors.”