Located in the village of Barr is a popular not-for-profit community shop who rely on the generosity of the local community to keep the store open. Unfortunately their freezer broke down earlier this year and the team of volunteer employees had to launch a fundraising campaign to replace the broken refrigeration equipment.
Tom Copeland, a Co-op Engagement Advisor and other Co-op members in the community spotted the fundraising campaign and helped organise a new freezer to be delivered to the store.
The Co-op is a community retailer that is passionate about supporting local causes, so we were only too happy to donate a new freezer to Barr Village Stores. The store is a shining example of what can be achieved when communities come together to support each other and we hope that the new equipment provides a real boost to business. Tom Copeland, Co-op Engagement Advisor
Judy Brzezinka, store manager at Barr Village Stores was over the moon that Tom spotted their campaign and helped organise the donation from the Co-op.
“As a not-for-profit organisation we rely on the generosity of the local community to keep the store open. We are very grateful to the Co-op for its kind donation which means that we can continue to sell frozen goods to people in the village who rely on the store for their everyday essentials. Judy Brzezinka, Village store manager
Tom is one of the many Co-op Engagement Advisors who are located within communities across the UK. His role enables him to find opportunities for the Co-op to work together with local businesses, causes and groups.