Five local groups and live-saving organisations are over £4,500 better off after members of Lincolnshire Co-op raised an enormous £49,860 for more than 80 charities and community groups across the county.
The new Community Champions scheme, which launched in March, saw every one of the Society’s 219,000 members linked to a good cause close to where they live.
In the past three months every time they’ve used their dividend card instore – a donation from the Community Champions pot has gone towards their local good cause.
These have included a near £2,500 donation to the Horncastle, Spilsby and Louth Getaway Club, and a £1,117 donation to Alford LIVES 1st Responders.
Other local bodies to receive cash were the Chapel St Leonards RNLI (£582.45p), Skegness RNLI (£196.08p) and Burgh le Marsh Village Hall (£168.37p).
Membership and Community Manager, Sam Turner, said: “We’re delighted with how much money our members have raised for good causes in their area.”