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Co-op and Carlisle Mencap team up!

Our partnership with the Co-op in Cumbria is already starting to help raise much-needed funds for Carlisle Mencap - but we can always do with more people doing their shopping at the Co-op to help us.

Posted Tuesday, 2nd March 2021

Carlisle Mencap was delighted to have be chosen once again as one of the three local good causes by Co-op's Local Fund. And already generous Co-op shoppers have raised more than £700 for Carlisle Mencap.

So, by shopping at any Co-op store between now and October 23, you can provide a really big boost to Carlisle Mencap funds - especially as we, like many charities, have taken a financial hit because of the Covid-19 crisis.  

By shopping at your local Co-op and swiping your membership card you could be supporting Carlisle Mencap. Each year the Co-op support approx. 4,500 local community groups through our Community Fund scheme.

So you have to be a Co-op member to help donate - but don't worry if are not a member. Because it costs just £1 to join! And you can join by going to or by downloading the Co-op app.

When you buy selected Co-op products and services from their stores, 2p for every £1 you spend goes into your Co-op Membership account. And then the Co-op will give the same amount to support community organisations and local causes.

Carlisle Mencap has its own Cause Profile Page on the Co-op membership website which will highlight the project (s) we are raising funds for. The link to our profile page is:

The Co-op store chosen to promote Carlisle Mencap is the one at Central Avenue, Harraby, Carlisle, but you can help raise funds at any of the Co-op's stores and funeral parlours.

Once Covid restrictions ease, Carlisle Mencap will be teaming up with staff at the Central Avenue to promote our charity in store.

So please shop at the Co-op whenever you can - and please join the Co-op too. Thank you!


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