Funding boost for worthy causes in Waveney

Pathways Care Farm are set to benefit. The care farm logo.

Pathways Care Farm are set to benefit. The care farm logo. - Credit: Archant

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

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.'

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