Cash boost for two local charities in Saddleworth and Oldham
Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 02 December 2019
Pictured receiving their cheques from Coop store staff members, Louie Daley, Sophie Ball, Wendy Johnson and Martin Poole are Adrian Green, Stephen Hewitt and Scott Longley from the Saddleworth Village Olympics.
Two deserving organisations have received welcome cash boosts from a generous spirited retailer.
They are latest round of cheques issued by Co-op in their “Local community fund” charity scheme.
Shoppers and members of the co-op helped to raise funds throughout the summer to support local charities.
And, through their generosity, Saddleworth Village Olympics were awarded £1,671 and Springhead Management Company received £1,743.
The SVO organise sporting events each year for children aged between seven and 16 years of age.
Saddleworth Parish councillor Barbara Beeley, pictured, is director and chair of Springhead Management Company.
Their charity aims at improving facilities and wellbeing of Springhead residents and the money will go towards refurbishing the ladies toilets at the centre in the new year.
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