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Southern Co-Op stores donate £35,000 to Hampshire charities

Southern Co-Op is a member of the Co-Operatives UK group

Staff and customers of Co-Op shops across Hampshire have raised over £35,000 for local causes.

The money will go towards 53 different organisations across the county.

Jessica Hughes, Community Investment Manager at Southern Co-op, said: "Every penny has been raised by colleagues and customers who want to help the store's current charity partner.

"A lot of the causes are really small and may simply need help letting people know what they do.

"Then others have been running for years, supporting hundreds of residents in their time of need."

In 2019, Southern Co-op stores raised a total of £105,000 across the region.

Mrs. Hughes explained that she was delighted: "We are so proud of our colleagues who work tirelessly to give back to these causes. Thank you."

51 Co-op stores in Hampshire are now searching for next year's charity partner.

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