Gwersyllt arrange a Charity Partnership fundraising event

Tackling loneliness with the British Red Cross

Since we announced our Charity Partnership last year - tackling loneliness with the British Red Cross, our funeral homes across the country have been working hard to raise funds and smash our Co-op Group target of £3.5 million by January 2017.

So far, we've raised an amazing £750,000 and we still have months of fundraising time left!

One funeral home that's recently contributed to this success is our Gwersyllt funeral home in Wrexham who held a coffee morning in a local charity run Rainbow Centre.

Our lucky raffle prize winner with Funeral Arranger Angela Walsh

People from the Rainbow Centre themselves do a lot in the community to combat loneliness so it was the perfect opportunity for our team at Gwersyllt to raise awareness of both our Charity Partnership and the work that the centre do.

The coffee morning went down a treat with around 40 people turning up to join in the fun - all the cakes were lovingly home made and there were local businesses running stalls, including a local Avon representative who kindly donated a raffle prize.

The star raffle prize was afternoon tea for 2, with the lucky winner (pictured with Funeral Arranger, Angela Walsh) being chauffer driven to and from the venue in one of our very own Co-op limousines.

The team managed to raise £162.94 from the event which will be going to a great cause!

Well done to all involved and thank you to the attendees for their kind donations.

 

For further information contact

Emily Penkett

PR Manager

Lauren Pogson

Senior PR Manager

Catherine Turner

Head of PR