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