DOZENS of local charities across Bracknell and Wokingham has had their Christmas wish come true with a generous funding boost from a local supermarket chain.

The Co-op will be sharing its pot of £48,000 which it received from kind donations from its members.

More than 10 organisations and charities will receive the funding which aims to make a "real difference" to communities in Bracknell.

The Crowthorne Carnival, Sandhurst Day Centre and Friends of Sandhurst School are just some of the charities receiving the funding.

Rebecca Birkbeck, director of community and shared value at the Co-op, said: “The local community fund is now a well-established way of supporting local causes who help to make communities safer, happier, and healthier places to live, and we’re delighted to be able to support such a wide range of local groups as they help to improve wellbeing in Bracknell and Wokingham."

The money comes from the latest round of pay outs from the local community fund and brings the amount the Co-op members have invested in causes in Bracknell and Wokingham since the scheme launched in September 2016.

Across the UK, nearly 4,500 groups are sharing over £17 million bringing the total value of the fund since its launch to over £56 million.

Customers can contribute to the charity funding pot as 1 per cent of what they spend in store (on selected items) will support local causes from the Local Community Fund.