When you shop at the Co-op you will be helping support two charities

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When members of Lincolnshire Co-op do their shopping they’ll be raising funds for two leading health charities.

Rethink Mental Illness and Headway have been nominated as the Society’s Community Champions in outlets across Lincolnshire and the surrounding counties.

And every time members shop during until June 4, they’ll be raising funds for these two charities.

Rethink Mental Illness is the largest voluntary sector provider of mental health services and is a voice to people affected by severe mental illness. Headway is a registered charity that provides advice and support to people affected by brain injury, their families and carers.

The Community Champions scheme sees every one of the Society’s 254,000 members linked to a good cause close to where they live. In the last three months members raised £85,263 for 81 local groups.

Helen Doyle, Locality Manager for Rethink Mental Illness, Lincolnshire, Durham, and East Riding, said: “We are so pleased that Lincolnshire Co-op has chosen to support us and Headway through its Community Champions scheme.

“Every donation will help us provide information, advice, local support and services to people affected by mental illness, as well as to carers and family members.”

The money raised for Headway will go towards volunteers, support groups, befriending, information, social activities for members and education and training courses for brain injury survivors and their families.

Trustee of Headway, Dr Gemma Elliott, said: “Headway Lincolnshire are overjoyed to have been chosen by Lincolnshire Co-op to be a Health Community Champion.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the charity to raise much needed funds, and promote the valuable support which is offered in the area.”