Cash boost for Burravoe Co-op

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Co-operative Group members in the Highlands have given a £500 grant to help the Burravoe Food Co-operative in Yell.

The cash boost is from the Co-operative Membership Community Fund, which is distributed to support local good causes.

The Burravoe co-operative is owned by its members, who play an active role in the business and in the communities in which it trades, including the allocation of money from the Membership Community Fund by local area committees.

Burravoe Co-operative spokeswoman Marina Brown said: “Funding is becoming ever harder to secure, therefore we were delighted to hear that we were successful in securing this grant from the Co-operative. The cash has made a huge difference to our group.”

Steven Kelly, the Co-operative Group’s membership officer for Northern Scotland and Islands, said: “Supporting local communities has been an inherent part of the Co-operative’s values and principles since the very beginning of the Co-operative movement. We are particularly proud of the community fund as it demonstrates how our members can make a real difference in their local area.”

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