Helping Hearts Award Scheme

Helping Hearts Awards scheme

In 2000 the Heart of England Co-operative Society launched the Helping Hearts Awards scheme helping charities and worthy causes across our trading area with £951,000 pledged to date.

Since then thousands of people in Coventry, Warwickshire, south Leicestershire and Northamptonshire have benefited from the scheme.

Some of the groups we have helped recently…

1st Hartshill Scout Group’s received £250 to help towards repairs to their scout hut. The hut is situated in the grounds of Hartshill High School and has been their base since it was first formed 35 years ago and is home to 60 beavers, cubs and scouts. The Beavers group visited our Co-operative Food, Galley Common, Nuneaton to receive their donation.

Marie Curie’s helper service in Coventry, which is a volunteer-led service to befriend terminally ill people have been supported with a donation of £1,000. In 2015-2016 the charity’s helper service made up of 60 volunteers supported 183 clients.

Kate McGrory, Community Fundraiser at Marie Curie, said: “The support from the Heart of England Co-operative Society is fantastic and the donation will make a considerable impact in the local community, funding 50 hours of nursing care to people living with a terminal illness and providing vital support to their families.”

Jo Dyke, Community & Membership Adviser of the Heart of England Co-operative Society, said: “We receive applications from some fantastic groups which are going all out to engage with their communities, bringing them closer together and working together for the benefit of everyone around them.”

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for a Helping Hearts Award, application forms are in all our stores or contact Jo Dyke, Community & Membership Adviser, on 024 76 382331 or email jo.dyke@heartofengland-coop.co.uk

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