City community groups given a boost thanks to grant

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A CHARITY who produces workbooks for young people seeking bereavement support and a counselling service have shared a grant of £3,800.

The money comes from The Co-operative Membership Community Fund, a national scheme which takes donations from members and pumps it back into community projects.

Under the scheme, the friends of CHUMS, in Silsoe have received £1,800, while Milton Keynes Advice, in Loughton, received £2,000 to continue its counselling service.

Sabrina Crouch, Co-operative membership Officer for the Central and Eastern Region, said: “Because our members own the business, they get a share in any of the profits we make.

“It’s a scheme we’re very proud of, not only because it gives us the chance to thank members for shopping with us, but because so many people choose to give something back to local communities.”

For a Community Fund application form visit www.co-operative.coop/communityfund or call 0844 262 4001.

> By Hannah Blosen