Cowes Co-op customers donate £25,000 to two Isle of Wight charities

Well done to the generous shoppers in Cowes who have donated enough for Co-op to present two Island charities with substantial cheques.

Cheque:

Thanks to Sarah for this fantastic news from Isle of Wight Foodbank. Ed


Cowes Co-operative Members donated a massive £12,500 to Isle of Wight Foodbank to ensure that their valuable provision can continue in their community here on the Island.

Because the money raised on the Island, stays on the Island, members get to see first hand the effects of their generosity.

The cheque was presented to Hannah King, Project Manager of Isle of Wight Foodbank and volunteers by Nathaniel Dunkley, Manager of Cowes Co-op.

£12,500 for Storeroom2010
Nathaniel also presented a cheque for the same amount to Storeroom2010, Cowes. The monies will help with the costs incurred by Storeroom’s move and also go towards the proposed carpentry courses that should be up and running by the end of this year.

Blown away by gift
Hannah said,

“Such a generous cash donation to Isle of Wight Foodbank means that we can purchase a reliable vehicle which we badly need to reach our seven distribution centres across the Island from our warehouse in Cowes.

“We are blown away by this gift, the largest cash donation that we have ever had in our two years. We are feeding an average of 120 people a week Island-wide. These people find themselves in sudden crisis, no food plus no money equals CRISIS.

“We rely on non perishable food and financial donations as we are completely independent and therefore self funding. The trustees, volunteers & staff of Isle of Wight Foodbank are just amazed.

“Thank You Cowes Co-Op.”

Find out more about Isle of Wight Foodbank by visiting their Website.

Tuesday, 8th October, 2013 8:03am

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