The Midcounties Co-operative donates £9,200 to Worcestershire community groups

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L-r: Steve Farmer store manager at The Midcounties Co-operative Stourport Food store, Isobel Burbidge Vice President at The Midcounties Co-operative, Lindsay Stewart, Acorn’s Children Hospice and Bob Richards, The Midcounties Co-operative

L-r: Steve Farmer store manager at The Midcounties Co-operative Stourport Food store, Isobel Burbidge Vice President at The Midcounties Co-operative, Lindsay Stewart, Acorn’s Children Hospice and Bob Richards, The Midcounties Co-operative

Community groups in Worcestershire received a welcome boost after grants totalling £9,200 were awarded by The Midcounties Co-operative from the Society’s Community Fund.

Eight local good causes were each presented with a donation of up to £2,000 by Isobel Burbidge, vice president of The Midcounties Co-operative. Among the Worcestershire organisations benefitting from a grant is the Acorns Children’s Hospice, which will use the funds to redecorate 10 bedrooms at its Three Counties hospice in Worcester.

The Civic Group also received a donation, which it will be using to contribute towards the cost of new stage curtains.

The donations are part of the Society’s on-going commitment to give back to the local communities in which it trades, and this round of presentations has seen £84,824 donated to recipients in The Midcounties Co-operative’s trading areas.

Tarra Simmons, deputy group general manager for Co-operative Social Responsibility at The Midcounties Co-operative, said: “Community groups and charities provide essential education, support and social activities for the local area, and we are proud to provide these Worcestershire organisations with funds to support their work.

“Our co-operative values mean we are committed to helping to build sustainable communities, and we are urging local groups to consider applying for the next round of funding.”