Former Springhill Hospice fundraising manager becomes Co-op Member Pioneer for Castleton, Heywood and Middleton

Date published: 26 January 2021

Former Springhill Hospice Fundraising Manager, Ian Jenkins has joined the Co-op Group as their Member Pioneer for Castleton, Heywood and Middleton.

Member Pioneers bring together Co-op members, colleagues and local causes to make the community a better place by making a difference.

This can be achieved through the FoodShare scheme which helps distribute food to local foodbanks, the community fund that helps with the funding of various schemes and organisations across local communities, or with staff lending valuable time as volunteers.

Mr Jenkins said he was “delighted” with the role, which has a country-wide network of 1,000 Co-op member pioneers.

He continued: “I’d be very happy to hear from community organisations in my catchment area who feel that the Co-op may be able to help them. Our foodstores at Grosvenor Street in Castleton and Middleton Road, Heywood, along with the Funeralcare office in Middleton, all take part in the Co-op’s ongoing process of giving assistance to local good causes.

“Thanks to our members, the Co-op has delivered £15m to 4,500 local causes across the UK in the last 12 months and I want our communities in Castleton, Heywood and Middleton to get their share.”

You can become a member of the Co-op for just £1, with a portion of funds from own brand products being put back into local causes.

Interested parties can contact Ian by email, on Facebook, on Twitter or by phone on 07971 844893.

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