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Co-op colleagues go the distance


Colleagues at the Co-op put their best foot forward with a fundraising walk to raise money for Francis House.

A donation of more than £1,100 was raised after colleagues walked eleven miles to fundraise at stores across the area.

Kate Puc, fundraising officer at Francis House, said: “We are overwhelmed with the fantastic support and enthusiasm of our fundraisers and volunteers – the money raised by the Co-op and its members and customers will make a difference locally. Francis House relies almost entirely upon voluntary funding and £1,100 really does provide a boost to our funding needs. We would like to say a huge thank you to the Co-op.”

Cakes sales also took place in store to support the fundraising.

David Kay, manager of the Co-op’s Burton Road, West Didsbury, store said: “As a community-based retailer it is important to us that we not only provide the community with their everyday essentials, but we contribute to improving local life too. Colleagues, members and customers were keen to take part when they heard about the fundraising for Francis House and the support it provide to families in the region – I would like to thank everyone for their support, the response has been incredible.”