CO-OP members and supporters of The Myton Hospices are being called on to vote for the charity to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund.
The wellbeing of patients and carers at The Myton Hospices has been handed a huge boost after the charity was selected as one of the beneficiaries of the fund – but needs Co-op members to give it their vote.
Between now and October 2022, Co-op members will be able to choose Myton as the charity to benefit when they shop and use Co-op services.
The process is simple – all supporters have to do is log into their account online and select Myton as their chosen charity. Then, every time they swipe their members card at the point of payment, Co-op will donate money to Myton’s Patient and Carer Wellbeing service.
The service works with people living with a terminal illness, their families and carers, to offer a range of support and activities to improve their wellbeing and quality of life.
When customers buy selected Co-op products and services, 2p for every £1 they spend goes into their Co-op Membership account – and Co-op will give the same amount to support community organisations and local causes – like Myton.
Money raised will be spent on materials for a range of craft sessions and social activities, such as embroidery, macramé and gardening, which will be held for half a day each week at the hospice sites, with ‘Doorstep Craft Packs’ for those who wish to take part from home.
Charity CEO Ruth Freeman said: “We are so grateful to Co-op for selecting Myton as one of its chosen charities to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund and would be delighted if members would be so kind as to show their support too by choosing us whenever they use their members card.
“Your support means so much to us and, more importantly, to our patients and their loved ones. The money we receive as part of this wonderful partnership will make such a huge difference to people’s lives. Our patient and carer wellbeing sessions aim to connect patients, carers and family members at a time when people can often feel alone.
“Even without the Covid-19 pandemic, living with a terminal illness or being a carer can be a very lonely place. It has never been more important that we do all we can to support patients and carers in our community by providing sessions to improve their wellbeing.”