Co-op spreads festive cheer to local organisations

Representatives from Uplyme Village Hall collect a cheque from Co-op staff

THREE local organisations received early Christmas presents last week from the local Co-op store.

Staff at the Lyme Regis grocery shop handed out cheques totalling almost £4,500 as part of the Big Co-op Payout, in which customers can choose their favourite local causes to support.

Lyme Regis Foodbank received £1,164.93, Uplyme Village Hall collected £1,136.10 and Lyme Regis Football Club received £1,113.09.

Cheques were presented by store manager Karl Josko and staff last week. Nationally, the Co-op has raised £17million for more than 4,000 good causes this year.

The Lyme Regis branch has also supported local youngster Keiron Scott on his mission to deliver advent calendars to residents of all Lyme Regis nursing homes for Christmas.

The big-hearted nine-year-old, who attends St Michael’s Primary School, used his own pocket money and asked for donations to buy 76 calendars, with the Co-op store donating 10.

He has been busy delivering the advent calendars to residents and staff at local nursing homes in time for December 1 (pictured left).

Lyme Regis Football Club manager Gerard Hitchcock (centre) collects a cheque from Co-op staff
Chris Tipping from LymeForward, which runs Lyme Regis Foodbank, collects a cheque
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