Twelve Macclesfield causes the Co-op will raise money for in 2022-23

The list of local causes that Co-op stores will raise funds for over the next 12 months, supported by Co-op members when they shop at their local Co-op


By Alex Greensmith

Posted: Friday, 18th November 2022 1:27 pm


The latest round of Co-op's Local Community Fund has supported 4,500 community projects across the country, with causes highlighting that the funding and support is providing a critical life-line for communities during these challenging times. And now, the 12 local causes to be supported by the Co-op in Macclesfield over the next 12 months have been announced. (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Macclesfield Nub News)
The latest round of Co-op's Local Community Fund has supported 4,500 community projects across the country, with causes highlighting that the funding and support is providing a critical life-line for communities during these challenging times. And now, the 12 local causes to be supported by the Co-op in Macclesfield over the next 12 months have been announced. (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Macclesfield Nub News)
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Last year, the ten Co-ops of Macclesfield raised a total of £31478.45 for 12 Macclesfield local causes.

And now the list of local causes Co-op stores and their members will raise funds for over the next 12 months has been released.

Money is raised for the 12 local causes by Co-op Members buying Co-op branded products.

The 12 causes supported by the Co-op's Local Community Fund for the next year are listed by store below:

As well as giving back to your community, Co-op Membership also gets you discounts. (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Macclesfield Nub News)

Co-op London Road/Buxton Road/Hurdsfield Road

-The Rossendale Trust, based in Sutton, they provide care and support to over 68 people with learning disabilities

-Space4Autism, also a cause last year, where almost £3000 was raised for them by Co-op Members

-Just Drop In, a youth charity based on 33 Great King Street

West Park Drive Co-op of Macclesfield, SK10 3GR. (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Macclesfield Nub News)

West Park/Westmorland Close

- Friends for Leisure, a Congleton-based charity which helps disabled children and young people

-One Project Macclesfield, a Turnock Street-based cause which carries out recycling and community gardening projects to help our environment

-Park Royal Pre-school, a Lyon Street kindergarten established in 1981

Macc Wild Network are one of the causes to benefit. They recently planted lots of wildflowers at Macclesfield Leisure Centre, such as these yellow rattles. (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Macclesfield Nub News)

Ivymeade/Thornton Sq/Broken Cross Funeral Care

-Calvary Church Rainbow Tots, a parent and toddler group every Monday term time, 9.30 - 11.30am, on Merebrook Road

-Macc Wild Network Trust, a voluntary-led organisation doing rewilding projects like the one at Macclesfield Leisure Centre

-The Friends Of Macclesfield Academy, also a Co-op local cause last year, with parents and teachers opting to fund their children's reading project

As well as Co-op Food stores, Co-op Funeralcare customers will even see their custom contribute to local causes for the next year. Pictured is Co-op Funeralcare Broken Cross on 124 Broken Cross, Macclesfield SK11 8TZ. (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Macclesfield Nub News)

Bollington/Prestbury

-Bollington Utd Junior Football Club, a grassroots football club which plays at Bollington Leisure Centre on Heath Road

-Bridgend Centre, a Bollington Palmerston Street charity which received £4,199.54, which will be spent on a new veranda

-The ALEX (Activities, Leisure and Exercise) Group, a sub-group of the Macclesfield Group of Parkinson's UK

Bollington United have a pitch next to Bollington Leisure Centre. And the Junior pitches are near that. There's also a pitch that is free of charge for the people of Bollington. (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Macclesfield Nub News)

Simply become a Co-op Member in-store or online to start raising money for these great causes.

Macclesfield Co-op Member Pioneer Louise Little explained how the fundraising works. 

"If you sign up to be a Co-op Member, it will cost you just £1. It has been £1 since the Co-op was first founded in 1863," she said.

"That pound gives you a share in Co-op, as we are a Co-operative. 

From Co-op milk to Co-op pizzas, the money you spend can give back to your community, at no extra cost to the customer. (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Macclesfield Nub News)

"2p of every pound a member spends on Co-op products goes to them, and 2p goes to different charities.

"Half of that goes to local causes, the other half goes to national causes to make a big difference to social issues. 

"So on the Co-op app, you can choose where you want the money you raised through your shopping to go to. We have a huge range of local causes you can choose to support. 

"The app tells you how much you have raised personally for your chosen cause throughout the year. 

Pence from every Co-op branded food product you buy can go towards one of these 12 charities. You even get to choose where your money raised goes. (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Macclesfield Nub News)

"Every 12 months we present the local causes with the money raised for them during the year. It is really simple and easy to sign up."

"It was really nice to meet face-to-face, with the pandemic it had meant events like these had to go online, but to have this relationship with the causes and celebrate the total raised in person together is incredible." 

Co-op membership helps support your local community, with great rewards for you too. When you buy selected Co-op branded products and services, 2p for every pound spent goes to you and the Co-op gives the same to local communities.

Join the Co-op today online at this webpage or in-store.

Co-op membership costs just £1, and you can earn money off your shop, as well as choosing to give money back to local causes. You can even choose which cause you support, be it from Prestbury, Bollington, Macclesfield or beyond! (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Macclesfield Nub News)

To find out more about the Local Community Fund or Co-op Membership click on the red links. 

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