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Shoppers asked to decide how charity funding should be spent
1:56pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
SHOPPERS are being asked to cast votes to decide what share of £1,000 three charities should receive to help to cover running costs.
The Co-operative Food store, in Spennymoor, has launched the scheme which is open to all of the shop’s customers.
Anyone using the Oxford Road store can cast a vote for one of three charities up to Thursday, October 31.
Each good cause will receive an amount of the funding based on the proportion of votes they get.
The three groups vying for votes are the Oxclose Community Garden, Spennymoor Youth Theatre and The Befriender Scheme which helps adults with learning difficulties.
Store manager Neil Murrell said: said: “We’re proud to launch this initiative. As a community retailer, supporting local charities and community groups is so important to us.
“We already offer support for local groups through our popular Community Fund, but this initiative will give our local members the chance to really make a difference in their own community.”
The Co-operative will also donate £600 to other community groups and projects in Spennymoor over the next few months.
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