Three Leek causes the Co-op will raise money for in 2023

Leek: Every year, the Co-op pays out thousands to local causes across the country. They've pledged £117 million nationwide over the past six years.

By Alex Greensmith

Posted: Tuesday, 20th December 2022 12:00 am

Leek's Co-op is a supermarket with an ethical edge, located on West Street. (Image - Google)
Leek's Co-op is a supermarket with an ethical edge, located on West Street. (Image - Google)
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Every November, the Co-op pays out thousands to local causes across the country.

They've pledged £117 million nationwide over the past six years.

One store which is helping raise funds for the community is Leek's Co-op.

And now the list of local causes Leek's Co-op store and their members will raise funds for over the next 12 months has been revealed.

From Co-op milk to Co-op pizzas, the money you spend can give back to your community, at no extra cost to the customer. (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Nub News)

Endon Community Choir

The first of the trio of causes the Leek convenience store will raise money for is the Endon Community Choir.

Meeting at Endon Village Hall on Station Road in Endon, this village choir is a community asset.

The choir are charitable themselves, having raised money for local food banks and Ukraine in 2022.

Anyone can join them.

Find more about them here.

The Co-op in Endon will also raise funds for them this coming year.

Leek & District Samaritans

A registered charity with a site on Leek's Queen Street, Leek & District Samaritans were a Co-op Community Cause last year, and will be again for 2023.

As of publication, £78.88 have already been raised through Co-op customers using their loyalty card and picking money they've raised through shopping to go to them so far.

They help people through tough times, and offer emotional support.

The branch dates back to 1966. Find more about them on this link.

Mothers Mind (Staffordshire)

This mental health charity based in Stoke-on-Trent helps Staffs parents suffering with prenatal and postnatal mental illness.

Set up by mum of four Sally Wilson, the service is accessible to all new parents, including those from Leek.

Find more about them on this link.

Money is raised for the three local causes by Co-op Members buying Co-op branded products.

The latest round of Co-op's Local Community Fund has supported 4,500 community projects across the country, with causes highlighting that the funding and support is providing a critical life-line for communities during these challenging times.

If you sign up to be a Co-op Member, it will cost you just £1. It has been £1 since the Co-op was first founded in 1863.

That pound gives you a share in Co-op, as we are a Co-operative. 2p of every pound a member spends on Co-op products goes to them, and 2p goes to different charities.

Half of that goes to local causes, the other half goes to national causes to make a big difference to social issues. 

On the Co-op app, you can choose where you want the money you raised through your shopping to go to. We have a huge range of local causes you can choose to support. 

The app tells you how much you have raised personally for your chosen cause throughout the year. 

Pence from every Co-op branded food product you buy can go towards one of these three charities. You even get to choose where your money raised goes, so it doesn't have to be for these Leek-recommended causes. (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Nub News)

Co-op membership helps support your local community, with great rewards for you too. When you buy selected Co-op branded products and services, 2p for every pound spent goes to you and the Co-op gives the same to local communities.

It is really simple and easy to sign up.

Join the Co-op today online at this webpage or in-store.

To find out more about the Local Community Fund or Co-op Membership click on the red links. 

Co-op membership costs just £1, and you can earn money off your shop, as well as choosing to give money back to local causes. You can even choose which cause you support, be it from Leek or beyond! (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Nub News)

Each of the three causes are set to receive thousands.

The final total will be revealed and presented at Leek Co-op in November 2023.

Leek Nub News will be there to cover the event.

Leek Co-op's opening are on this link.

As well as giving back to your community, Co-op Membership also gets you discounts. (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Nub News)


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