Moray shoppers Co-operate to sink over £35k into local causes

THE FULL EXTENT of a national store chains contribution to local community causes in Moray has been revealed in a letter this week to insideMORAY.

Following our report on Monday highlighting that in excess of £13,000 had been handed out to local causes by the Co-op stores in Lossiemouth and Elgin, we have now been informed the level of customer contributions has been much greater.

Stephen Kelly, the Co-op Engagement Advisor, has said that the stores in Moray taking part in the scheme includes Buckie, Cullen, Fochabers, Aberlour and Dufftown as well as those reported in Lossiemouth and Forres.

Mr Kelly said: “The Co-op Local Community Fund’s round-two payout celebrations are currently under way, with up to three causes in every local community area for the next round soon to be announced.

“Each round is over a six-month period – the round two cash distribution in Moray, split between 21 local causes from the seven stores, amounted to £34,628.94 – all collected courtesy of Co-op members in the region.”

For more information on the fund visit them online.

The Moray groups who received funding in round two were:

1st Buckie Guides
Portessie playgroup
Babs Dial a Bus

Cullen Allotment Association
Cullen Youth Café
Portknockie Nursery

2nd Fochabers Brownies
Riding for the Disabled Moray
REAP Community Garden in Den Crescent, Keith

1st Aberlour Brownies
Aberlour Primary School Enrichment Fund
Craigellachie Village Council

Dufftown Scout Group
The cabin
Dufftown & District Royal British Legion

Give Moray a sporting chance with Moray Sports Centre
Children 1st Forres Fundraising Group

Moray Inshore Rescue
Forres and District Pipe Band
Forres, Nairn and District Riding for the Disabled