Wickham Market: Store introduces tokens to help local causes

SHOPPERS spending their hard-earned cash on their groceries will now be able to support a trio of good causes.

The East of England Co-operative has launched a charity token scheme at its new store in Wickham Market.

The three local projects being supported are the Go with the Flow youth bus, Wickham Market Primary School and Wickham Market and District Family Carers Support.

Customers will be given a token for every �5 they spend in store and they will be able to choose which of the causes they would like to support. Each token will be worth 5p to the project.

Andrew Dawes, retail liaison controller – East of England Co-operative Society, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer our local members and customers the opportunity to support projects in their local community.

“The society has run a number of token collection schemes across its stores and we know what a difference these collections can make to the local communities they serve.”

Other token schemes are supporting good causes in Leiston, Framlingham and Aldeburgh.

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The Co-op’s new �3.5million store opened in Wickham Market last month, creating 30 jobs. The project has also included the creation of six two-bedroom flats and six two- bedroom houses that will be let through Orwell Housing to provide low-cost properties to the local community.

The flats are situated above the supermarket and the houses located on a new road behind the store.