Cash Boost from Co-op Local Community Fund

Concern Wadebridge is celebrating after it received £3,666 from the Co-op Local Community Fund. 

The money will be used by the charity, based at The John Betjeman Centre, for its Food For Thought project. 

Concern Wadebridge manager Andy Lyle said: “We are delighted that the Wadebridge Co-op customers choose to support our project via the Co-op Local Community Fund and helped to raise such a fantastic amount. “The donation will be used to buy new specialist furnishings for the Community Café and support the ongoing development of the new facility.  

The support will continue to help us make a difference to local people through our work at The Betjeman Centre.” 

The money was raised thanks to Co-op customers using their blue membership cards. 

The supermarket give 1% of what members spend on Co-op branded food products in its stores and selected services, as well as money raised from sales of carrier bags and Co-op scratch cards in our stores, to local projects – from improving community spaces or helping school leavers learn life skills, to simply connecting people. 

Wadebridge Co-op raised £10,789 in total with £3,666 going to Concern Wadebridge, £3,552 to St Mabyn Scouts and £3,571 to Wadebridge Girlguiding. 

Wadebridge Co-op Manager Paul Bowden said: “We are very grateful to our local customers who have helped to raise such an amazing sum for the three local charities. The next three charities are yet to be confirmed.” 

Wadebridge Co-op staff Anne, Olivia, Manager Paul Bowden with Concern Wadebridge Centre Administrator Em Wherry and volunteer Annie Harrison and Co-op Staff member Penny