CHARITIES across Berkshire will be receiving money, which has been raised by co-operative retail colleagues.

More than £3,600 will be donated to Southern Co-op’s charity partners, which include Lambourn Silver Circle, Newbury’s Soup Kitchen, CLIC Sargent, Binfield Preschool and Windsor Street Angels.

Jessica Hughes, community investment manager at Southern Co-op, said: “This is a really exciting time of year as we look back at all the amazing things our colleagues have done in the last year.

“We also look forward to all the interesting new opportunities and partnerships in the year to come.

“Across all our retail stores in the south east, their fundraising activities have meant more than £105,000 will be donated to a wide range of local causes.”

The local causes were chosen last year to become a charity partner for a year, applications for new partners are open for 2019.

Noami House & Jacksplace have been a recent partner for the Southern Co-op group.

Lisa Congdon, corporate fundraiser at Naomi House & Jacksplace, said: “Working with Southern Co-op has been an absolute dream.

“The team totally bought into the work of Naomi House & Jacksplace and approached the partnership with bags of enthusiasm, ingenuity and innovation.

“Collectively, the team at Southern Co-op’s Western Road store have raised enough money to make a significant difference in the life of a seriously ill child or young adult.”

For more information about the charity partners, visit: