Three Bognor charities benefit from Co-op funding

Three Bognor charities have received funding as part of a ‘Big Co-op payout’ event.

Friday, 6th December 2019, 12:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 11:16 am
Girl guiding Bognor Regis Division receive Co-op grant SUS-190912-164409001

Mel Twinley, member pioneer for the Co-op Community, said 1 per cent of customers’ shopping on all Co-op goods goes back to Bognor Regis, Aldwick and Pagham community causes.

She said: “Co-op on Nyetimber Lane handed out big cheques to 4sight Vision Charity, The Girl Guiding Bognor division and The Arctic Fox Scouts group on Saturday, November 23.”

Mel, who is also a committee member at Bognor Regis Men’s Sheds, added: “We have been so pleased to present these cheques, fundraising of this value means so much to smaller community causes it helps them to thrive which strengthens our community.”

ks1906377-1 Co-Op Cheques phot kate Jamie Barrtle, store manager at the Co-op in Nyetimber, Nick Witham, area manager and Mel Twinley, Co-op member pioneer, right, hand over a cheque for ?1,999.9 to the Artic Fox Explrer Scout unit.ks1906377-1 SUS-191124-103649008

Nick Witham, area manager at the Co-op on Nyetimber Lane, said members can choose a local cause online ‘that they want their 1 per cent to support’.

He added: “We have hardworking teams in our three Co-op stores that serve the Bognor Regis, Aldwick and Pagham community.

“We are delighted to have recently opened our newest store on the Chichester road.

“When Co-op members shop with us 1 per cent of what they spend on selected Co-op branded products and services goes to support local causes through our Local Community Fund.”

ks1906377-3 Co-Op Cheques phot kate Jamie Barrtle, store manager at the Co-op in Nyetimber, left, hands over a cheque for £2,312.21 to 4 Sight Vison Support.ks1906377-3 SUS-191124-103751008

Jamie Bartle, manager for Co-op Nyetimber Lane, said his great team ‘go out of their way to support the store and the community’.

He continued: “By offering good customer service we help to raise money for local causes that need it most. I’m proud to be working with such a supportive team.”

Ruth Frampton from Co-op Funeralcare said being part of the community is what the Co-op is all about.

“The contribution from our members who use our services significantly increases the value we are able to award really worthwhile causes,” she said.