Youth group to get Co-op community cash

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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 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

‘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