Southern Co-op in Wimbledon will partner with stem4
A local teenage mental health charity has been selected as the fundraising partner for a new Southern Co-op store at Ridgeway in Wimbledon, receiving a £1,000 donation followed by a year’s partnership with the new store.
The partnership with stem4 , based in Alexandra Road, Wimbledon, comes as part of Southern Co-op’s ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ scheme.
A Southern Co-op spokesperson said: "We are delighted to be opening our first Southern Co-op store in London.
"Our colleagues in store are looking forward to getting to know the local community and begin fundraising for stem4 who do a fantastic job in improving teenage mental health." The store will also have a permanent food collection point for customers to support the local Wimbledon Food Bank.
‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ is Southern Co-op’s community engagement programme. This initiative addresses four key social themes, as identified by a survey of over 4,000 members and colleagues, for promoting: ‘Greener Neighbourhoods’, ‘Healthier Neighbourhoods’, ‘Safer Neighbourhoods’, and ‘More Inclusive Neighbourhoods’.
Charities and community groups can also apply for cash donations or goods in kind through the ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ scheme, which is funded by the 5p single-use carrier bag levy. For more information on how to apply, speak to the store manager, or visit: http://www.thesouthernco-operative.co.uk/makingadifference/love-your-neighbourhood/.
September 6, 2017