Co-op gives funding boost to theatre group
- Credit: Theatre Orchard
The Co-op has given a funding boost of to North Somerset Arts Development charity Theatre Orchard this year through its Local Community Fund.
Co-op members raised £2,351.59 spending at the Weston Co-op Food stores in Severn Road, Worle High Street and Pitman’s Funeralcare on Milton Road - who automatically have 2p in every £1 spent on Co-op brand products or services donated to a local cause they select.
Kelly Pettitt, manager at the Co-op Food Severn Road branch, said: “We’re proud to be a part of this community and even more proud of our members, who chose Theatre Orchard and raised an amount that we hope is going to make a real difference.”
Angela Athay-Hunt, engagement manager at Theatre Orchard, added: “We can’t thank Co-op members enough for this amazing financial contribution, which will go a long way in supporting people in the local community.
“There has never been a more important time to stay connected and the money will enable us to continue to bring a creative and uplifting programme of engagement work in Weston’s South Ward, including Theatre Orchard’s free, adult drama group, Open Door.”