Cash-back at the check-out has taken on a whole new meaning for community groups in Northumberland.
For four local causes have received a share of more than £1,000 from The Co-operative.
The schemes were nominated by the Northumberland Co-operative Group Area Committee to receive funding from the food store in Hadston.
And over a four-week period, members were invited to vote for their favourite cause whenever they made a purchase.
The results saw Children and Families First receive £190 to host school holiday activities, Amble and Coquet Children’s Centre collect £260 to support its work, Hadston Entertainment and Leisure Project pick up £550 towards running costs, and Northumberland Amateur Boxing and Fitness Club receive £150.
Hadston Entertainment and Leisure Project Secretary Jen Fairbairn said: “We are thrilled to have received this funding from The Co-operative and are extremely grateful to all the members that voted for us.
“The support we have received from Hadston residents through this scheme has made us feel very proud to be part of this special community.”
The Co-operative Group is the UK’s largest mutual business. It is the leading funeral services provider, third largest pharmacy chain and fifth biggest food retailer, and also offers legal services and general insurance. It has been praised for its social goals and community-led programmes.