PUPILS FROM Bright Futures School for children with autism gave a helping hand to customers at the Co-op in Lees who picked them for their ‘Local Community Fund’ initiative.
The Grasscroft school is one of three local causes nominated by the Co-op to receive funding from their shoppers between April and October this year.
Each Co-op branch nominates local organisations, then when members buy a Co-op brand product, one per cent of the money goes to their chosen organisations, while members receive a five per cent reward.
So far more than £1,600 has been raised at Lees Co-op, and grateful pupils and staff from Bright Futures spent the day helping out there in return.
They helped to pack bags for shoppers, promoted the Co-op’s membership scheme, and held a raffle to raise funds for school, with prizes donated by the school and the Co-op.
Co-op members can shop at their local store to help raise money for chosen ccauses, which are:
Uppermill: Saddleworth Museum and Gallery, and Saddleworth Village Games.
Delph: Delph Community Association, Delph Primary School, and the Scouts.
Grotton, Lees and Moorside: Friends of Bright Futures School for children with autism, RSPCA Oldham and Bury and St Barnabas Youth Club.
If you are not a Co-op member you can register for £1 in store or online at: https://membership.coop.co.uk/register
You can then choose your preferred local charity online: www.coop.co.uk/membership