Wooler Christmas lights to benefit from Co-op funding

A Co-op grant of over £3,000 is to be put towards further improvements to the Christmas lights in Wooler.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Saturday, 7th December 2019, 8:59 pm
Wooler Christmas Lights 2019. Picture by Jane Coltman

Wooler Parish Council was recently presented with a cheque for £3,125.86.

Chairman Mark Mather said: “They are a big store for Wooler but this shows they have the community at heart.

“They do great work locally and this support makes a huge difference. It’s a fantastic amount of money.

The Co-op has donated £3125.86 towards the Wooler Christmas Lights fund.

“I’d like to thank them and all the members of the public who have helped to contribute.”

Wooler Young People’s Association also received £3,294 and 1st Wooler BP Scout Group was granted £3,055.

The Co-op has handed over £73,000 to 24 good causes across north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

This is the latest round of pay-outs from the local community fund, and brings the amount the Co-op members have invested in causes in this area to £236,000.