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Co-op members raise thousands for Wildlife Good Causes

Monday 24th April

Co-op members raise thousands for Wildlife Good Causes

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust was delighted to accept a cheque for £1,284 from Hilton Crescent Edwalton Co-op store which was raised for the charity through the Co-op’s Local Community Fund.

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trusts Skylarks Nature Reserve in Holme Pierrepont was selected as one of the three local good causes for customers of the Co-op’s Edwalton Hilton Crescent store to support.

The scheme operates by Co-op membership-card-holders local to Edwalton and West Bridgford choosing which of the three good causes to support by registering their Co-op card and selecting a cause via the Co-op’s website.

Every time Co-op Members card-holders shop with the Co-op, the Co-op gives 1% of everything our they spend on Co-op branded products and services to the chosen local cause they choose, over a period of 6 months.

Holly McCain, Senior Development Officer at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust said, “It’s an ingenious scheme at no extra cost to the Co-op member which means many good causes have a chance of raising much needed funds, including for the work we do at our own Skylarks Nature Reserve – the largest nature reserve in Rushcliffe which is free for all to visit.”

The Local Community Fund has opened again for the next 6 months with more local good causes available for Co-op members to select to support. These include local wildlife groups which Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust hope Co-op members will support now by going online and choosing one within 15 miles of their home and raise even more money for wildlife and young people. They include:

o   Wild Science – educating kids about nature at Attenborough Nature Reserve (with Beeston Wildlife Group; cause 7943)

o   Pondemonium! Wilford’s Wetland Wonders - building a new pond-dipping platform at Wilford Claypits Nature Reserve (with the South Notts Local Wildlife Group; cause 10863)

o   'Keeping it Wild' young persons’ wildlife group - to develop a 'Keeping in Wild' roadshow to attend events to inspire young people about the value of local wildlife (Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust; cause 10489)

More info about the scheme can be found

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