A RURAL flower club has received a blooming good cash boost.
Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club welcomed the £500 grant from The Co-operative Community Fund, which will help cover the annual rental costs of the group’s base at Tarvin Community Centre.
The Community Fund is created by members of The Co-operative Group who elect to donate all, or part of their twice-yearly dividend payments directly to the scheme.
The funds are then shared with local community projects and groups across the country, including the Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club.
June Pughe from the club said: “Our group has been running for over 30 years and we are very proud to say our founders are still members of the club today. “Rising running costs are always at the back of our minds, but this generous grant from The Co-operative will allow us to concentrate on the flowers and not the bank balance.
“It’s fantastic to know that this wonderful tradition of local ladies meeting weekly will continue.”
Jennifer Lee from The Co-operative’s Cheshire Membership Committee added:
“Because our members own the business, they get a share in any of the profits we make.
“It’s a scheme we’re very proud of, not only because it gives us the chance to thank members for shopping with us, but because so many people choose to give something back to local communities.”
Community Fund application forms are available online at www.co-operative.coop/communityfund or by phoning 0161 827 5879.
Awards are allocated by local Co-operative members’ committees, based on a set of values and principles such as social responsibility and caring for others.