Southern Co-op to give cash boost to Hampshire village causes

Last year's grant recipiants 1st Wickham Scout Group and Meon Valley Lions Club

Last year's grant recipiants 1st Wickham Scout Group and Meon Valley Lions Club

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GOOD causes in Wickham are set to benefit after the Southern Co-operative put £20,000 up for grabs.

Their Community Support Card (CSC) scheme allows shoppers to raise funds for a good cause for one year, or until the target amount is reached.

Each time someone shops at the store, and uses their community support card, the Co-operative donates cash to the fund.

Now local groups have been invited to apply for up to £20,000 of funding.

The store’s retail business manager, Pete Wearn, said “Our CSC scheme is a great way for local charities and organisations such as school PTAs to raise thousands of pounds with the support of our customers.

"It doesn’t cost customers anything; they simply present a green CSC card, which we issue free, every time they purchase goods in-store. If you know of a local good cause which would benefit from a share of £20,000 to be donated this year, do encourage them to visit the store and complete a CSC application form.”

Last year, 1st Wickham Scout Group and Meon Valley Lions Club each received £10,000 from the CSC scheme.

For more details on applying, or donating, visit The Southern Co-operative in Wickham Square or check the company’s website.

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