September 25, 2017 1.07 pm This story is over 51 months old

Lincolnshire Co-op raises £25k to help Lincoln green spaces flourish

A great effort.

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.

Representatives from green spaces across Lincolnshire Co-op’s trading area came together to received their share of the £126,626 raised by members and colleagues.

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.”

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