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Together, local environmental causes are helping to preserve green spaces and sow the seeds for new projects in their communities. 

And from parks and playing fields to community gardens and orchards, Lincolnshire Co-op want more people to have the chance to appreciate these amazing spaces around Lincolnshire and beyond. 

That’s why Lincolnshire Co-op raised money for environmental groups through its Community Champions scheme.

In total almost 70 projects are were supported and the funds will enable them to make our communities a greener place to live.

A donation was made every time a member shopped in a Lincolnshire Co-op outlet. Fundraising by colleagues and the carrier bag levy went into the pot, too.

Read on to see who the Community Champions were and the ways we raised money for them and looked after our environment, together.

The Big Co-op Clean

Support kicked off with the Big Co-op Clean in June, bringing members and colleagues together to lend a hand. One of these volunteer days included support for Community Champion Holbeach in Bloom by planting flowers and cutting back shrubs and trees.

You can discover more about the Big Co-op Clean including pictures from events here.

Cupboard clear out challenge

Donating textiles at clothing banks on our sites helped raise money for local good causes, as well as helping the environment.

The Salvation Army splits all the money raised from our clothing banks with us and we shared it among our Community Champions.

This year, the scheme raised more than £23,000 which will go towards the environmental good causes we supported.

Clothing bag donations collected from now until end of March 2020 will go towards our Community Champions for next year.

To find outmore click here.

Donations when you shop

A donation was made through the Community Champions scheme each time a member shopped in a Lincolnshire Co-op outlet. Proceeds from the carrier bag levy also went into the pot.

Spare any change?

There’ll were collection tins in our outlets for customers who wish to lighten their pockets and purses by giving spare change.

The green space projects which were our Community Champions were:

  • Bardney Village Hall & Playing Field Committee
  • Bassingham Scout Group Outdoor Project
  • Birchwood Big Local Diamond Park
  • Bloxholm Wood
  • Boston in Bloom Partnership
  • Boultham Park Project
  • Bracebridge Heath Environment Projects
  • Bridge Street Conservation Area
  • Bringing the Limestone Becks Back to Life, Lincolnshire River Trust
  • Burgh Angling and Community Nature Reserve
  • Burton Riggs Nature Reserve
  • Burton Riggs Nature Reserve & Chafer Wood Reserve
  • Caistor in Bloom
  • Cherry Fields, Cherry Willingham
  • Crowland Environment Projects
  • Crowle Moor
  • Cuckoo Land Allotment Association, Boston
  • Dawson's City, Goxhill
  • Farndon Willow Holt
  • Friends National Civil War Centre, Newark
  • Friends of the Trent Vale Trail
  • Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve
  • Glebe Park Play Area
  • Glentworth Play Area's
  • Gosberton Play Area
  • Great Coates Environment Projects
  • Great Hale Recreation Area
  • Henry Le Strange Community Orchard
  • Hillside Community Garden
  • Holbeach In Bloom
  • Holton Le Clay Community Wildlife Garden
  • Hougham & Marston Play Area
  • Idle Valley Nature Reserve
  • Idle Valley Nature Reserve & Lady Lee Quarry
  • Keadby Close Play Area
  • Langholme Wood
  • Lincoln in Bloom
  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Beach Clean
  • Lincs Wildlife Trust Woodhall Airfield
  • Linkage Riverside Residential Home, Louth
  • Long Sutton in Bloom
  • Market Rasen Station Adoption Group
  • Messingham Sand Quarry
  • Misson Carr Nature Reserve
  • Navenby Play Area's
  • Nettleham Sensory Garden
  • Newby and Scalby in Bloom
  • Nunny's Farm, Grimsby
  • Parents and Friends of Wragby School
  • Pearson Park, Hull
  • Pingle Nature Reserve
  • Reconnecting the Witham in Grantham
  • Scopwick and Kirkby Green Playing Field Committee
  • Scotton Common
  • Sleaford Be Litter Free
  • Snipe Dales
  • South Hykeham Bridleway
  • Swineshead Youth Group Gardening Project
  • The Boston Woods Trust
  • The Shrubberies, Spalding
  • Toft Tunnel
  • Waltham In Bloom
  • Warley Road Community Field
  • Waterways, Wellies and Wellbeing
  • Watts Wood Pickerings Meadow
  • Westwoodside Playing Field Association
  • Whisby Nature Park
  • White's Wood Academy
  • Willow Tree Fen

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