Stroud Charity Walk
Published 16 Aug 2019
Eight colleagues and members from The Midcounties Co-operative raised more than £500 for local youth support charity Caring for Communities and People (CCP) after trekking 21 miles across the Stroud district as part of a sponsored walk.
The funds will be put towards CCP’s Season House centre, which provides supported accommodation, training and advice to help vulnerable 16-to-25-year olds in Stroud to live safely and independently.
CCP is The Midcounties Co-operative’s charity partner in the region, which sees local colleagues, members and shoppers take part in a range of fundraising activities to support the charity throughout the year.
The route saw the walkers visit six Midcounties Co-operative Food stores across the region, which were supporting the team’s effort by taking part in cake sales and collecting at the tills to raise as much money as possible.
The charity walk is the latest in a series of fundraising events organised by the Society to support CCP, including car washes and quiz nights. Midcounties will look to raise even more money at its upcoming Gloucestershire Fun Day on Sunday 18th August, where families will be able to enjoy activities including helicopter rides, a funfair and an American wrestling show, with all proceeds being donated to CCP and other local good causes.
Elizabeth Thatcher from Caring for Communities and People, said: “We want to ensure that all young people in Stroud can live in a safe and secure environment, and to help them realise that they have the power to change their lives for the better.
“None of what we do would be possible without the help of groups like The Midcounties Co-operative, so we are incredibly grateful for their efforts. The funds they have raised will be of enormous benefit to the young people living at Season House.”
Olly Wiltshire, a Leadership Team Ambassador for Stroud at The Midcounties Co-operative, said: “The walk was certainly a challenge, but one that we all really enjoyed, and was made even better by the fantastic amount we raised thanks to the generous donations made by colleagues, members and shoppers in Stroud.
“The work that Caring for Communities and People does for young people in the area is truly fantastic, and we’re so pleased to be able to make such a difference. It is a charity very close to our hearts, and we look forward to working closely with them in the future.”
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Notes to editors:
The Midcounties Co-operative has headquarters in Warwickshire, with trading outlets in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Avon, Somerset, Dorset, Worcestershire and the surrounding counties.
The Society trades in food retail, funeral, travel, pharmacy, childcare nurseries, flexible benefits and energy, as well as running a number of post offices. Midcounties is the largest independent co-operative society in the UK and has more than 500 sites and 700,000 members. In 2018 we distributed £1.3million to members as share of profits.
The Society's mission statement is 'To be a successful consumer co-operative working towards creating a better, fairer world, and to enhance the lives of our colleagues, members, customers, and the communities we serve’.