Over £136,000 donated to local good causes
Local groups and good causes are receiving a welcome boost, thanks to our Community Champions scheme.
Members, colleagues and customers each contribute to the total raised, whether that’s by shopping with their dividend card, donating spare change, or supporting fundraising efforts – which range from bake sales to in-store competitions.
Those in receipt of donations range from sports clubs and village halls to food banks and social inclusion groups.
Among the 178 groups to receive funding is Broken Biscuits, a charity based in Buslingthorpe, near Market Rasen. The group provides essential care to disabled dogs and is receiving £600.
Broken Biscuits not only homes 12 paraplegic dogs, it loans wheelchairs to owners of disabled dogs who may not be able to afford this essential equipment otherwise, and provides essential guidance and education about caring for dogs with disabilities to vets across the country and to dog owners.
Cassie Carney, Founder of Broken Biscuits, said: “Thank you so much to everyone who’s contributed to this donation, it will make the world of difference to a dog going through a difficult time.
“We’re going to invest this money into some new wheelchairs that we can loan out. We provide this service totally free of charge, but currently only have one spare! £600 is enough for two small chairs, or one large.”
The charity has plans to expand their offering further; building a dog skate park, a designated centre for wheelchair fitting, and more.
Lincolnshire Co-op’s Community Co-ordinator for the West Lindsey area, Mary-Jane Storr, said: “In my role, I’m able to meet lots of incredible people doing wonderful things locally, and that includes the team at Broken Biscuits, who provide care to disabled dogs and their owners so selflessly.
“It’s amazing to see the community come together to support their fantastic work. I look forward to continuing our relationship with Broken Biscuits and would love to organise a colleague volunteering day in the future – I’m sure everyone would be keen to get involved!”
“Thank you to all our members, colleagues and customers who have all contributed to this donation.”