Southern Co-op store events raise money for more than 100 local causes

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More than £105,000 has been raised by co-operative colleagues and customers in 2019 for local causes close to their hearts.

Every year, each convenience store part of Southern Co-op, partners with a special local cause chosen by colleagues.

In 2019, 130 difference local causes were chosen from primary schools and food banks to hospitals and scout groups.

The Co-operative Food store colleagues then have a year to hold fundraising events in aid of the cause.

After a year of awareness days, family fun days, bake-offs and cycling challenges, 136 stores are now in search of their next charity partner.

Jessica Hughes, community investment manager at Southern Co-op – the regional, independent co-operative, said: “Each of our stores has a budget which they can donate to special projects but this total is separate. Every penny has been raised by colleagues and customers who want to help the store’s current charity partner.

“A lot of the causes are really small and may simply need help letting people know what they do. Then others have been running for years supporting hundreds of residents in their time of need.

“We are so proud of our colleagues who work tirelessly to give back to these causes. Thank you.”

Local causes are invited to apply to become a charity partner in 2020-21 as part of Southern Co-op’s ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ programme.

The programme aims to create greener, safer, healthier or more inclusive neighbourhoods.

Amanda Gallagher, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser for Children’s Hospice South West, said: “The support we’ve had from Southern Co-op in 2019 was phenomenal. From sponsoring our Rainbow Run to the teams getting involved and volunteering at our shops, I really can’t thank them enough for their enthusiasm and determination to make a difference.

“Their fundraising helps support our three hospices across the south west and will help to make sure that we can continue to be here whenever families need us.”

Causes are encouraged to visit their local store as soon as possible to request an application form. To find out more about Southern Co-op’s charity partners, visit www.thesouthernco-operative.co.uk/makingadifference/local-partnerships.

Stores looking for new charity partners

Berkshire:

Binfield’s Oakmede Place

Newbury’s Brummell Road

Newbury’s Pound Street

Windsor’s Arthur Road

Bristol and Somerset:

Banwell’s Knightcott Road

Bath’s Widcombe Hill

Bedminster’s North Street

Bridgwater’s Stockmoor Park

Bristol’s Church Road

Bristol’s Gloucester Road

Bristol’s Longdown Avenue

Bristol’s Redcliffe Street

Bristol’s Two Mile Hill Road

Bristol’s Wells Road

Bristol’s Whiteladies Road

Burnham on Sea’s Berrow Road

Cotford St.Luke’s Graham Way

Hanham’s Memorial Road

Keynsham’s Queens Road

Nailsea’s Hannah More Road

Norton Fitzwarren’s Morse Road

Pill’s Baltic Place

Stoke Gifford’s North Road

Yeovil’s Mudford Road

Devon:

Bearwood’s King John Avenue

Blandford’s Salisbury Road

Bournemouth’s Castle Lane

Bournemouth’s Madeira Road

Bow’s Burston Cross Road

Cranbrook’s Younghayes Road

Creekmoor’s Northmead Drive

Exeter’s Buddle Lane

Exmouth Brixington’s Parade

Exmouth’s Exeter Road

Parkstone’s Penn Hill Avenue

Portland’s Weston Road

Shaftesbury – Beaufoy Close

Verwood’s Ringwood Road

Weymouth’s Chickerell Road 

Wimborne’s Wimborne Road (Petrol Filling Station)

Sussex:

Angmering’s The Square

Bognor Regis’s Rose Green Road

Bosham’s Delling Lane

Bosham’s Station Road

Burgess Hill’s Junction Road

Burgess Hill’s London Road

Chichester’s Bognor Road

Chichester’s Lavant Road

Chichester’s Oliver Whitby Road

Chichester’s Spitalfield Lane

Chichester’s Stockbridge Road

Eastbourne’s Lindfield Road

Falmer’s Bramber House (Sussex Uni)

Ferring’s Ferring Street

Horsham’s Guildford Road

Selsey’s High Street

St Leonards’s 290 Battle Road

St.Leonards’s 100 Battle Road

Yapton’s Main Road

Hampshire:

Abbotswood’s Romsey

Alton’s High Street

Andover East Anton Farm Road

Beggarwood’s Broadmere Road

Boyatt Wood’s The Parade

Bridgemary’s Gregson Avenue

Chandlers Ford’s Hursley Road

Church Crookham’s Aldershot Road

Clanfield’s White Dirt Lane

Colden Common’s St Vigor Way

Cowplain’s London Road

Denmead’s Hambledon Road

Emsworth’s High Street

Fareham’s Gudge Heath Lane (Hill Park)

Four Marks’s Winchester Road

Gosport’s Dartmouth Court (Priddy’s Hard)

Gosport’s Forton Road

Gosport’s Palmyra Road (Elson)

Havant’s Middle Park Way (Park Lane)

Havant’s St Albans Road (West Leigh)

Hayling Island’s Elm Grove

Lee on Solent’s High Street

Liphook’s Headley Road

Moggs Mead’s The Crundles

Odiham’s High Street

Portchester’s White Hart Lane

Portsmouth’s Copnor Road 331 (3)

Portsmouth’s Devonshire Square (Francis Avenue)

Portsmouth’s Eastney Road

Portsmouth’s Elm Grove

Portsmouth’s Great Southsea Street

Portsmouth’s New Road

Portsmouth’s Northern Parade

Portsmouth’s Tangier Road

Portsmouth’s The Hard

Portsmouth’s Tregaron Avenue

Portsmouth’s Twyford Avenue

Portsmouth’s Western Road (Lakeside)

Portsmouth’s Winter Road

Purbrook’s London Road

Romsey’s Botley Road

Romsey’s Warren Gardens

Romsey’s Winchester Hill (PFS)

Rooksdown’s Limes Park

Southampton’s City Gateway

Southsea’s Highland Road

Waterlooville’s Milton Road

Westbourne’s The Square

Whiteley’s Yew Tree Drive

Wickham’s The Square

Isle of Wight:

Bembridge’s Sherbourne Street

Carisbrooke’s High Street

Cowes’s Mill Hill

Freshwater’s Afton Rd

Rookley’s Main Road

Sandown’s Avenue Road (Petrol Filling Station)

Kent:

Lenham’s Faversham Road

Minster’s Monkton Road

Seasalter’s Faversham Road

Whitstable’s Cromwell Road

London and Surrey:

Addlestone’s Church Road

Bromley’s Holmsdale Road

Chertsey’s Fordwater Road

Chislehurst’s White Horse Hill

Chobham’s Bagshot Road

Ealing’s Uxbridge Road

Farnham’s Farnborough Road

Oxted’s Station Road

Reigate’s London Road

Rowledge’s The Square

Shirley’s Orchard Way

Staines’s Laleham Road

West Ewell’s Ruxley Lane

Wimbledon’s Ridgeway 

Wiltshire:

Salisbury’s Old Sarum

Shrewton’s High Street