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Your Co-op shop could boost funds for our support for young carers

25/02/2019
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Our Young Carers Service has been selected to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund and we could receive free donations when Co-op members shop at Co-op food stores.

If you’re a Co-op member, it’s really easy to support Carers in Hertfordshire to benefit from the Fund, at no extra cost to you. Simply click the link https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/29798
Alternatively, if the address linked to your membership is within 15 miles of our Hertford office (SG14 1AX), you should be able to choose Carers in Hertfordshire as the charity to benefit from the Fund

Then whenever you buy selected Co-op branded products and services, 1% of what you spend is given as a donation to our project. Donations are also received for other Co-op services such as Co-op Funeralcare

The partnership runs until the end of October 2019 and Jackie Graham, Young Carers Service Joint Team Leader, said: “We’re delighted to be chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund and would now welcome support from Co-op members selecting us as their charity. Your donations would enable us to identify and support vulnerable children in a caring role through the advice we can provide as well as activities that can give them a break from caring or develop their confidence and skills.”

Jackie, continued: “Being a young carer can impact on education, health, social life and self-confidence, but our Young Carers Service can provide guidance and support to the young carers and their families to address this, help reduce the young person’s caring role if possible and enable young carers to have the same opportunities as their peers.”

The nearest Co-op food store to our Hertford office is in Fleming Crescent, Hertford, although there are plenty of branches throughout Hertfordshire.

Rebecca Birkbeck, Director of Community Engagement at the Co-op, said: “The more people shop, the more we share, and the more impact we can have in communities. Last year we invested £19 million in over 4,000 groups UK-wide, helping to make communities across the UK safer, happier, and healthier places to live.”

You can find out more about the initiative and how to become a Co-op member if you are not already one at http://www.coop.co.uk/membership/local-causes or phone 0800 023 4708.

If you’re caring for someone elderly, ill, disabled or who misuses drugs or alcohol and would like support you can contact us on 01992 58 69 69.
Last modified on Monday, 25 February 2019 16:22