Cambell boosts Shelter campaign

OLYMPIC and Commonwealth Games champion Darren Campbell visited the Co-operative Group&#039s Manchester head office to pledge his support for Shelter&#039s million children campaign, which aims to end the...

OLYMPIC and Commonwealth Games champion Darren Campbell visited the Co-operative Group&#039s Manchester head office to pledge his support for Shelter&#039s million children campaign, which aims to end the nightmare of bad housing for over one million children in the UK.

Darren, who won a gold medal in the Men&#039s 4x100m relay at the 2004 Olympics, was also there to boost the Co-operative Group&#039s UK-wide staff fund-raising campaign, which aims to raise more than &#163 1/2 million for Shelter.

He is pictured passing the "baton of support" to Zoe Morgan, the Group&#039s director of markerting.
Staff, members and customers throughout the Group&#039s family of businesses, including food retail, Co-op Pharmacy, Travelcare and Co-operative Funeralcare, are backing the initiative.

Overcrowded, unfit or emergency housing has a devastating impact on children&#039s lives damaging their health, education and future prospects.

Darren says: "My home is so important to me and I know the difference a safe, secure and comfortable home can make to a family. Yet for more than one million children in Britain a decent home is a distant dream. That&#039s why I&#039m joining Co-op staff, members and customers who are supporting Shelter&#039s million children campaign and I&#039d urge people to show that they won&#039t stand for it either."

Zoe says: "Everyone within the Group is backing the Shelter fund-raising campaign and we appreciate Darren taking time out of his busy schedule to lend his support. The Co-op wants to play its part in building a better future for the next generation and money raised in each area of the country will directly benefit children in that locality."

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