Co-op cash enables Brownies to plan a wonderful day out

Warm-hearted Stretton shoppers have raised nearly £800 to ensure local Brownies enjoy a fabulous day out. Members of the 2nd Rolleston Brownies jumped for joy when they found out about the donation.

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Marina Hutton, manager of the Tamworth Co-op convenience store in Stretton, causes Brownies to jump for joy as she hands over a cheque for £770.

Brownie leader Carol Johnson said the Brownies themselves would decide where they go for the day.

“They can choose between something like a trip to Cadbury’s World or maybe a coach trip to the seaside,” she said.

Customers at the Stretton convenience store raised £777 for the Brownies by donating the dividends they earned on their shopping.

The money was allocated from the Tamworth Co-op’s Community Dividend Fund scheme which raises a five-figure sum for good causes each year.

Fellow leader Karen Pott described the amount received as ‘fantastic’ and said the entire pack was amazed by the total.

“We can still hardly believe it,” she said.

“It will finance a wonderful day out. Thank you Tamworth Co-op!”

Marina Hutton, manager of the Tamworth Co-op food store in Stretton, is pictured handing over the money to the excited Brownies.

“As somebody who was involved in the movement myself I know just how hard it is to find funds for something like this. I’m delighted to be in the position to hand over a substantial sum of money on behalf of the Tamworth Co-op. We hope they have an unforgettable outing.”

The next round of nominations for community organisations to be supported by the Tamworth Co-op can be made between October 12 and November 30, 2015.