Stem4 has been selected as the fundraising partner for a new Southern Co-op store in at Ridgeway in Wimbledon, receiving a £1000 donation followed by a year’s partnership with the new store. The partnership comes as part of Southern Co-op’s ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ scheme.
A Southern Co-op spokesperson said: "We are delighted to be opening our first Southern Co-op store in central London. Our colleagues in store are looking forward to getting to know the local community and begin fundraising for stem4 who do a fantastic job in improving teenage mental health."
The store will also have a permanent food collection point for customers to support the local Wimbledon Food Bank.
‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ is Southern Co-op’s community engagement programme addressing four key social themes, as identified by a survey of over 4,000 members and colleagues, for promoting:
- Greener Neighbourhoods
- Healthier Neighbourhoods
- Safer Neighbourhoods
- More Inclusive Neighbourhoods
Charities and community groups can also apply for cash donations or goods in kind through the ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ scheme, which is funded by the 5p single-use carrier bag levy. For more information on how to apply, please speak to your local store manager, or visit their site here.
Submitted by Sophie on October 6, 2017