THREE good causes in Renfrewshire received a financial boost thanks to customers of the cooperative.
Over Â£ 10,000 was collectively awarded to beneficiaries at a celebration day held at the Bishopton branch last month.
Individually Â£ 3,765 went to Bishopton Football Club, while the Erskine-based Bridgewater Housing Association received Â£ 3,009.
EBI Unites, a group of voluntary organizations working together to provide support services to people in need in Erskine, Bishopton and Inchinnan, received Â£ 3,811.
Stewart Freeman, store manager, told The Gazette: âWe are delighted to be able to support three other local groups to make a difference in the local community. ”
The money was generated by the membership cards of the customers. When customers become members of the cooperative, they can choose a local cause to support through their membership. By spending on the cooperative’s products and services, they also contribute to the chosen cause.
For every Â£ 1 spent on selected products and services by cooperative members, 2p goes to their member account, with the company paying the same amount to community organizations.
Allison Devine, Supermarket Member Pioneer for Erskine and Bishopton, added, âThe day of celebration was amazing. I am so proud to be able to make a difference in the local community.