May 28, 2022

Jackie McNeil, a local co-op member pioneer, said: “I look forward to supporting the three co-op community organizations on Bruce Street who respect everyone, are building a better world and are working to make communities better. have been.”

Paul McCormick, a volunteer at Braid Valley Community First Responders, said: “Trained and alerted by the NI Ambulance Service, the community’s first responders provide life-saving medical emergency care until an ambulance arrives. Our project, in collaboration with the Local Community Fund, will enhance the ability of people to learn life-saving CPR skills and to combine the confidence to use public access defibrillators in real life emergencies to avoid cardiac arrest.

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Debbie Chestnut, Good Morning Balemina Coordinator, said: “We provide a free telephone friendship service for the elderly and vulnerable in the community that provides advice and support to reduce loneliness. Our Project Members’ Mental Health Together, we can help bring them together through friendship and trust. Together, we can monitor their physical health and well-being. ” What this support will mean for them: “We provide confidential support, information and emergency accommodation for women and children affected by domestic violence in Antrim, Bali Mena, Carrickfergus, Laurent. And Newtownabbey. We believe that no one should be intimidated or threatened by abuse. The Coop Local Community Fund Cause will help us provide one-on-one support, practical support and groupwork for women and children affected by domestic violence.

Co-op Broughshane Street will support three local charities – Braid Valley Community First Responders, Good Morning Ballymena and Women’s Aid ABCLN through your local community fund during 2022. Pictures are: Co-op Broughshane Street, Gillian O’Loughlin, Braid Valley Community First Responders, Paul McCormick, Women’s Aid ABCLN, Arlene Creighton, Good Morning Ballymena, Debbie Chestnutt and local Co-op Member Pioneer, Jackie McNeill

Jackie said: “Every £ 1 member spends on selected Co-op branded products and services, 1p will go to their membership account to support community organizations and good causes. Members can nominate Braid for their rewards. Valley Community First Responders will go to Good Morning Ballymena or Women’s Aid ABCLN and that means it doesn’t matter if they shop at any Co-op store, when they swipe their membership card or Scan or use your Co-op. The app will benefit these good causes.

Visit www.coop.co.uk/membership for more details on your membership and to choose your good intentions.

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