This article was published in 2018, in Newsletter 136.
We would like to thank our local Co-op stores and their customers for supporting us during the latest Co-op Local Community Fund round. Their generosity boosted our funds by a very welcome £7,645. These funds add to the previous round of support when we raised £6,514.
Our original aim was to raise funds for creation of materials aimed at promoting safe cycling to students. We raised more than needed for this project and we are pleased that the Co-op Community team has agreed to using some of these funds for our Stall Trike project.
We will be proceeding with the purchase of a cargo trike and fitting it out for use as a stall with the aim of launching it for the summer event season.
We celebrated the success of the Local Community Fund by holding stall events in The Marque and Brookgate Co-op stores in November. It was a pleasure to have many positive conversations with customers who were proud of the contribution they had made to local causes.
Special thanks to Co-op manager Terry Eastcott for his ongoing support and help.
Roxanne De Beaux