Wensleydale supermarket hands out more than £10,000 to local good causes

Jonathan Barker, left, with representatives of the three local causes which split the £10,243.

A supermarket has handed out more than £10,000 to local community groups and good causes.

In total, £10,243 was raised through the Leyburn Co-op membership scheme.

This was split between the Jonas Centre in Redmire, which received £3,445, Swaledale Festival’s young artists platform, which got £3,269, and Middleham key Centre, which was handed £3,527.

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For every Co-op product a member buys and uses their membership card at the till, the customer gets five per cent reward and one per cent goes to local causes.

Leyburn Co-=op manager Jonathan Barker said: “It costs £1 to become a member and is really important customers use their cards at the till point to get the rewards and donate the 1 per cent.
“Members can go online and choose where their one per cent goes too, or at the end of the round if they haven’t chosen a local cause it’s split between the three.”

Joanthan said the store was supporting the Old School House in Leyburn, the Scout and Guide Hall and Harmby Under-5s in the next round of fundraising for local causes.