The Southern Co-operative’s Funeralcare homes across the south are looking for a charity partner based in their local area to fundraise for throughout 2016/17.
As part of The Southern Co-operative’s new ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ community scheme, the funeral homes are encouraging charities, community groups and good causes to apply to become their official fundraising partner.
Jessica Hughes, Community Investment Manager for The Southern Co-operative said:
“The Southern Co-operative is run by local people, for local people, and after consulting with over 4,000 members and colleagues about our community engagement, we have developed our new localised ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ community scheme. Love Your Neighbourhood focuses our community activity on benefiting the communities we serve at a much more local level and gives all stores, funeral homes and other areas of our business the opportunity to choose their own fundraising partner.”
Love Your Neighbourhood will address four key themes, promoting: ‘Greener Neighbourhoods’, ‘More Inclusive Neighbourhoods’, ‘Safer Neighbourhoods’ and ‘Healthier Neighbourhoods’. Charities applying for a fundraising partnership need to demonstrate how they support one of these categories.
Once a local cause has been chosen through a colleague vote, The Southern Co-funeral home colleagues, customers and members will begin fundraising for their chosen charity. Previously, colleagues have engaged in a variety of different sponsored activities for charity including sky dives, abseils, runs, weight loss challenges and much more!
As part of the Love Your Neighbourhood programme, all of The Southern Co-operative Food stores and Funeralcare homes across the south are currently on the hunt for a local fundraising partner.
To apply, please pop into a Southern Co-operative funeral home to collect an application form or visit The Southern Co-operative Love Your Neighbourhood webpage (opens in new window) and fill in the downloadable form which will need to be returned to your local funeral home. Alternatively, you can e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.