Co-op launches fund-raising campaign for two Fenland causes - and to celebrate you can save on your next shop

Community fundraising campaign launch Badgeney Road store, March.

Community fundraising campaign launch Badgeney Road store, March. - Credit: Archant

Two worthy local causes are about to share in a £450 windfall – with your help.

The Cambs Times is helping to launch a six-week fundraising campaign in aid of March Museum and the Macmillan Cancer Support March and Chatteris Committee – and you can help to decide who gets the lion’s share of the money.

The campaign is being led by the Central England Co-operative foodstore at Badgeney Road, March.

Every time you shop at the store until Sunday, June 29, you will be given a special green token. Place it in the collecting container for the cause you wish to support – and the one receiving the most tokens at the end of the campaign will pick up a cool £300. The other will be £150 richer.

Joel Mattless, manager of the Badgeney Road store, said: “The museum and the Macmillan support committee are important elements of our community.

“The museum is a vital part of March’s heritage and last year the committee gave out £4,274 to March and Chatteris people struggling to cope with the cost of cancer - and that’s why we want to get behind them both with our Token of Support campaign.

“Your tokens will help to decide how the money is shared and help us to say ‘thank you’ for all of the work they do in our area.”

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As a reward for taking part in Token of Support, you can save £3 when you spend £20 on your next two shops at the store in Badgeney Road by using the special coupons printed in the May 23 edition of the Cambs Times.

• Central England Co-operative – formed following the merger of Anglia and Midlands Co-operatives – has pledged to donate a total of at least £12,600 to more than 50 worthy causes across eastern England through Token of Support campaigns at its foodstores.