Forces receive funding help

Staff at East of England Co-operative have raised £39,000 for three service charities.

The money was raised during a special fundraising week held in the society’s branches and offices for Help for Heroes, SSAFA Forces Help and the Colchester Garrison Welfare Fund.

A variety of events were organised including cake sales, raffles, tombolas, car washing, and  tug-of-war. 

Chief Executive Richard Samson said: “I’m delighted our fundraising has been such a huge success giving us the opportunity to support three very worthy causes that do so much for service personnel.

“This is the first time we have promoted a society-wide activity like this and it’s a great achievement to have raised such a large sum of money.”

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