Drayton & Taverham

Co-op stores in £500 community boost for OPEN

Just Regional
Dec 21, 2015 2 mins read

Customers of East of England Co-Op food stores have raised £500 for the OPEN Youth Trust through its community TokCen scheme over the last three months.

OPEN,  located on Bank Plain in the centre of Norwich,  is a charity devoted to providing opportunities for young people in Norfolk, including those who are most disadvantaged, with the longer-term aim of making a positive difference to their lives.

Grainne Buckley, fundraising manager for OPEN said: “We  are very grateful to the East of England Co-op and their customers for choosing us as their charity.  Donations like this make a real difference to us and help us to provide additional positive opportunities for young people living in Norfolk.”

Minnie Moll, executive officer for membership, marketing and media, said: “The East of England Co-op has been supporting local people for more than 150 years and we firmly believe that business is for people and communities not just for profit.

“By introducing the token scheme it means our members can have a real say in how we invest in their communities and support local causes close to their heart.”


FROM left: OPEN’s Marketing Manager, Hayley Gerrard; East of England Co-Op Member Campaign Officer, Amy Barratt & Grainne Buckley, Fundraising Manager

FROM left: OPEN’s marketing manager Hayley Gerrard, East of England Co-Op member campaign officer Amy Barratt and Grainne Buckley, fundraising manager.

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