Radstock Co-operative Society members voted to support SWALLOW as one of their chosen charities for the year at the Annual General Meeting on 15th June 2016.
Every year, the Society offers members who attend the AGM the opportunity to vote on the cause or community project they would like the Society to support for the year.
SWALLOW, a charity based in Midsomer Norton which provides care and support for people who have a learning disability, has enjoyed a long relationship with the Society who have contributed to a number of projects to support independent living.
Nicky Tew of SWALLOW, said, “We are extremely grateful for the support of the Radstock Co-operative Society. It’s really exciting that the decision to support SWALLOW came from a vote taken by their members and their generosity will now support our members! Thank you to everyone who voted for SWALLOW.”
To mark the occasion, Graham Jeffrey, vice-president, Don Morris, chief executive and Vicki Przytocki, Head of HR were invited to attend SWALLOW’s Community Café two year anniversary celebration at St Nicholas Church Centre on 12th July.
Bev Craney, chief executive was delighted to receive a cheque for a generous £1,100 on behalf of SWALLOW.
Radstock Co-op, a long established retailer with an estate consisting of a superstore, fourteen community stores and a farm, is proud of the support it provides to causes and charities within its trading areas. The estate extends some 30 miles from its Head Office in Radstock with some stores located in small villages which are often the centre of the community providing residents with much of their local shopping needs.
A spokesperson for the Society said “We have developed a good relationship with SWALLOW over the years and have been involved or supported a number of projects and initiatives. We are impressed with the work that SWALLOW does and the opportunities it provides towards a more independent life. The Café is another example of how they are achieving this. We wish them continued success with the café and all their other projects and service they provide.
To see the other community projects and charity work carried out across the Society visit our website: www.radstockcoop.co.uk/blog