Funding Boost for Community Action
Funding Boost for Community Action



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A funding boost is on the cards for three community groups in Malvern who are set to share an estimated £9,000 from the Co-op.

The launch of a unique new Membership scheme on 21 September will see Co-op members receive 5% reward on purchases of Co-op own-branded products and services, with a further 1% going to local causes.

The causes set to benefit in Malvern are Community Action Malvern and District, Malvern Special Families and, What Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful.
Members of the Co-op can choose which of these causes they wish to support. Money will be raised over a six month period.

Liz Webb, Area Manager, for the Co-op, said: “We aim to do business a better way, and what better way than to give back to communities as a reward for shopping with us. Our members have a unique opportunity to make a difference locally simply by using their Co-op card when they shop with us. Co-ops are here to support their members and the communities they live in and the money raised will provide much needed funding for organisations who contribute to improving local life.”

Maria Munday, Business Manager, Malvern Special Families – one of the causes set to benefit, explained: 'It's a great opportunity to have been chosen by our local Co-op stores to be part of this exciting new initiative.  We are really looking forward to working together to raise funding to continue providing our much needed short breaks services for families of children with disabilities in the local area. Thank you to the Co-op for their continued support.”

Co-op members are urged to look out for their new-look membership card. The cards feature the Co-op’s iconic ‘clover-leaf’ design – first used in the 1960’s and linking to a time when people really understood how they could be co-owners of their Co-op, and how a strong Co-op could help to create strong communities.
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