Bright Futures pupils give helping hand at Co-op after funding boost

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.

Pupils and staff from Bright Futures at the Co-op in Lees

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.

Harry helping to pack bags for shoppers

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:

You can then choose your preferred local charity online:


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