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A roarsome amount raised for local animal charities


Local animal charities and sanctuaries which look after all species of animals - from canines to cats, snakes to seals, hedgehogs to horses and more - will benefit from extra support thanks to the £151,000 raised through Lincolnshire Co-op’s Community Champions scheme.

From December 2019 until the end of February 2020, the scheme raised the phenomenal amount in various ways.

Every time a member shopped with their dividend card a donation was added into the pot. The money collected through the carrier bag levy is also added as well as the collection boxes in our outlets helping us reach the staggering total.

Colleagues across our business took part in many fundraising events and some of our outlets were even lucky enough to have a variety of animals from The Lincolnshire Wildlife Park visit the stores, including snakes and parrots 🐍🦜 – some going down a treat more than others with customers!

Several groups received a share of the total including The Lincolnshire Wildlife Park (£26,725), Northcote Heavy Horses in Spilsby (£11,405), Radcliffe Animal Centre (RSPCA) in Radcliffe on Trent (£12,551) and more.

Ella Carpenter, animal centre manager at Radcliffe Animal Centre, explained how the donation will help them. “The money raised will help to provide vital veterinary treatment to animals to get them back on their feet. It will essentially help the lives of many, many animals.”

Mysie Fellows, fundraising co-ordinator at Bransby Horses, wanted to thank Lincolnshire Co-op members for shopping and donating spare change. "We really, really appreciate it. It's going to go to really good use for the equines at Bransby Horses."

Money was raised for following Community Champions:

· Bransby Horses, in Bransby near Lincoln - £17,125

· Cats Protection, Sleaford branch - £5,873

· Cats in Crisis in Lincoln East Winch - £5,683

· Wildlife Centre (RSPCA) in East Winch - £240

· Isle Rescue in West Stockwith - £6,835

· Jerry Green Dog Rescue in East Yorkshire - £1,281

· Jerry Green Dog Rescue in North Lincolnshire - £7,490

· Jerry Green Dog Rescue in South Lincolnshire - £8,273

· Northcote Heavy Horses in Spilsby - £11,405

· Radcliffe Animal Centre (RSPCA) in Radcliffe on Trent - £12,551

· Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary in Huttoft - £11,200

· The Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust in Lincoln - £5,509

· The Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and Wildlife Centre in Mablethorpe - £17,452

· The Lincolnshire Wildlife Park in Friskney - £26,725

· The Exotic Pet Refuge in Deeping St James - £6,726

· The Ark Animal Rescue in North Somercotes - £6,896

Here are just a few of the animals who are thankful for all your fundraising efforts:


We’re currently raising money for 130 local groups and charities in our communities. Click here to find out which cause your local store is supporting.


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