Store chooses good causes

PUBLISHED: 15:13 06 March 2013 | UPDATED: 21:04 05 April 2013

Store chooses good causes

Store chooses good causes

Lambourn organisations to benefit from shopping cards

The Southern Co-operative store in Lambourn has announced the recipients of its 2013 Community Support Card scheme which will donate up to 10,000 to three local good causes.

Shoppers at the store are being encouraged to support The Southern Co-operatives 2013 campaign to raise up to 6,000 for Lambourn School, 3,000 for Lambourn Riding for the Disabled and 1,000 for Lambourn Festival Party in the Park.

Retail Business Manager, Kevin Gibson, explained: The Community Support Card (CSC) scheme doesnt cost shoppers anything as all money is donated by The Southern Co-operative but we do need them to support the fundraising. To do this, shoppers simply need to request a green CSC card, which we issue free in store, and have this swiped each time they shop here. The more the card is swiped, the quicker the funds are raised, its that simple!

Lambourn School plans to use the funds raised to renew its laptops and provide mobile technology for pupils. This would enable those pupils who do not have access at home to home computers to borrow technology if needed for learning out of school, said Headteacher Andy Higgs. The funding for Lambourn Riding for the Disabled will help provide riding for local disabled riders and alleviate the considerable running costs.

Secretary of Lambourn Festival Committee, Louise Wilkin explained that they plan to use the money raised by the CSC scheme to organise a Picnic in the Park family party: We would like to build on the success of the community Jubilee party held in 2012 and if it works well, have it as an annual community event.

Last year, The Southern Co-operatives CSC scheme donated 7,000 to Lambourn School Swimming Pool and 3000 to St Michael and All Saints Church. The Southern Co-operative store is at 4 High Street in Lambourn.

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