A social club for Southern Co-operative‘s staff has closed down, but all its funds have been donated to local charities.
The Co-op Club, a social club for current and former employees in Portsea Island, Portsmouth, has ceased operations since it was no longer profitable and had become inaccessible to the majority of staff after years of growth by the society.
Nine charities have received a share of over £76,000. David Blowe, former chair of the club, said: “Following closure of the Co-op Club, members have agreed that the club’s remaining general funds, which total £76,247, would be donated to charities which are local or that have particular significance to them.”
The nine recipient charities are Naomi House and Jacks Place, Solent Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, Macmillan Cancer Support (Hampshire), DEBRA, Canine Partners, Different Strokes, Buckland Park Play Centre in Portsmouth, Home Start Portsmouth and Autism Hampshire.
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- Autism Hampshire
- Buckland Park Play Centre
- Buckland Park Play Centre in Portsmouth
- Canine Partners
- David Blowe
- Different Strokes
- Home Start Portsmouth
- Macmillan Cancer Support (Hampshire)
- Multiple Sclerosis Therapy
- Naomi House and Jacks Place
- Portsea Island
- Solent Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre