Youth group to get Co-op community cash

Graeme Johnston

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The Arran Youth Foundations (AYF) is the latest group which has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op local community fund.

Graeme Johnston, youth work project manager at AYF said: ‘At a time when funds for charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, we’re incredibly grateful for this opportunity to make a real difference on Arran.

‘We are raising funds to provide mainland trips and Arran activities for the island’s young people during school holidays – including paintball, go-karting, abseiling, paragliding, and gorge-walking. All of this is provided free of charge and gives opportunity for sport, exercise and outdoor education.


‘To help us raise vital funds, we’ll be relying on Co-op shoppers. Every time they buy Co-op own-brand products they get a 5 per cent reward for themselves, and a further 1 per cent goes to local causes like ours. Co-op members can decide which local group they would like to back by going online www.coop.co.uk/membership. We really hope that people will visit the website and choose to support us.

‘If you’re not a member and would like to support us, you can join at your local store or online at www.coop.co.uk.

‘When a community comes together we’re able to achieve great things, so we hope you can help promote our project,’ he added

For more information about the AYF please visit www.arranyouthfoundations.org