Groups in the Suttons, Gedney Drove End, Spalding, Crowland and Fleet benefit from Co-op cash

The Curlew Centre, Sutton Bridge, is one of the groups receiving Co-op cash.

The Curlew Centre, Sutton Bridge, is one of the groups receiving Co-op cash.

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Seven local good causes have benefited from cash raised by members of Lincolnshire Co-op over the past three months.

The Community Champions scheme sees every one of the Society’s 250,000 members linked to a good cause close to where they live.

Every time they use their Dividend Card in any Lincolnshire Co-op outlets where dividend is issued, a donation from the Community Champions pot goes towards their local good cause.

Locally, sums of £947.87 went to 1st Long Sutton Guides and Gedney Drove End Youth Club, £483.63 to the Broad Street Methodist Church Luncheon Club in Spalding and £589.21 to the Crowland Community Hub.

South Holland PHAB received £833.52, St Mary Magdalene Church Fleet got £962.03 and The Curlew Centre in Sutton Bridge £804.23.

Members of local groups and organisations who need money to put towards a project can apply for their group to become a Community Champion. Application forms can be picked up in store or at www.lincolnshire.coop/communitychampions

Stores have now begun raising money for a different set of local groups – customers can look for displays in store or check the bottom of their till receipt to see who they’re supporting.