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How these deserving Preston causes will benefit from local shoppers

Posted on - 19th November, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Business, Charities, Fishwick, Lostock Hall, Preston News, Walton-le-Dale
Representatives from Preston Panthers
Representatives from Preston Panthers at a recent charity football match

A dozen deserving local causes are set to receive funding whenever people go shopping over the next year, thanks to the Co-op Local Community Fund.

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The Co-op recently welcomed the new local causes from in and around Preston to the scheme.

Co-op food stores and Funeralcare branches each have three local causes that they support.

Each time a Co-op member makes a purchase, the retailer will contribute one per cent to be shared by the local causes.

Across Preston, this year’s local causes are Relate Lancashire, the Space Centre, Savick Library Community Friends, Dance Syndrome, Fishwick Rangers, and Preston Panthers Disability Sports Club.

Read more: Preston furniture giants compete on the pitch to raise money for sports charity

The Space Centre in Ashton-on-Ribble Pic: Paul Melling
The Space Centre in Ashton-on-Ribble Pic: Paul Melling

In Penwortham, Lostock Hall and Bamber Bridge, the Co-op will be supporting Lostock Hall Juniors Football Club, Walton-le-Dale Recreation Society, and Cuerden Valley Park Trust.

The Leyland local causes are Key The Base Community Association, Wade Hall Community Association, and Radio Leyland.

The local causes have been chosen to fit with the themes of community spaces, wellbeing or skills, which are all part of the Co-op’s community strategy.

The Co-op has local causes across the country, all supported through the Local Community Fund. In Round 3, which ran from November 2017 to October 2018, £19million was raised for local causes nationally.

Read more: News from local charities

What do you think of the local causes that have been chosen? Do you support any of them yourself? Let us know in the comments.

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