Co-op Local Community Fund supporting people with dementia in Macclesfield

Customers can directly help people in Macclesfield with dementia every time they shop at West Park Drive and Westmorland Chase Co-op stores.


By Alex Greensmith

Posted: Friday, 22nd March 2024 12:00 am


(Image - East Cheshire NHS Charity)
(Image - East Cheshire NHS Charity)
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Co-op customers can directly help people in Macclesfield with dementia every time they shop.

The Co-op stores in West Park Drive and Westmorland Chase are hoping to raise thousands of pounds to support people with dementia at Macclesfield Hospital.

In October 2023, East Cheshire NHS Charity was chosen as one of the partners of the Co-op Local Community Fund and in the first three months customers have raised an amazing £782.65 for the charity. 

All money raised through the partnership will be going towards creating a dementia-friendly garden on Ward 9 at Macclesfield Hospital. The garden will provide a therapeutic space for patients to participate in gardening activities and offer a suitable social environment to enjoy together with their relatives and friends.

Lisa Nixon, Activities Coordinator on Ward 9 said, "We are delighted to hear how much has been raised so far. We would like to thank Co-op customers for donating to our dementia garden fund, your generosity will help to pay for essential garden maintenance and kick start the first stage this project."

Lily Preston, Fundraising Manager at East Cheshire NHS Charity said, "We are thrilled that Co-op members and customers are getting behind their local NHS Charity and supporting Ward 9 at Macclesfield Hospital."

"Supporters, NHS colleagues and patients can sign up as a Co-op member and choose East Cheshire NHS Trust as their local cause to help raise vital funds for Ward 9."

If you're not already a Co-op member you can sign up today and support East Cheshire NHS Charities cause. To find out more about the project and to learn more about them as a cause, visit this link.

East Cheshire NHS Charity goes above and beyond standard Government funding to make your local NHS that extra special. From supporting staff health and wellbeing to providing toys to brighten up our young patients' days to making long stay patients feel more at home – their mission is to make a visible difference. They raise funds to support Macclesfield District General Hospital, Knutsford Community Hospital, Congleton War Memorial Hospital and a range of community services. 

If you'd like to get involved in fundraising for East Cheshire NHS Charity, as an individual, group or workplace, get in touch with the fundraising team on [email protected] or visit https://eastcheshirenhscharity.org/

To become a Co-op member please click HERE.

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