Funding boost for worthy causes in Waveney
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Community groups across Waveney are set for a funding boost after the Co-op announced the latest beneficiaries of its membership scheme.
When a Co-op member buys own-brand products from food stores, or a funeral plan or funeral from Funeralcare, they earn a five per cent reward for themselves with a further one per cent going to local good causes.
Nine causes are set to benefit – including Pathways Care Farm and Topcats in Lowestoft. The average pay out to good causes locally from the first round of the membership scheme in April was £1,625.
By joining the Co-op's membership scheme shoppers can contribute to the money raised for the good causes, and they can choose which of these causes they wish to support by visiting www.coop.co.uk/membership
Chief membership officer at the Co-op, Rufus Olins, said: 'The more people shop, the more we share and we'd really like to increase the amounts that we pay out.'