Co-op hands out the cash

Co-operative Group's Operations Manager, Andrew Thompson (front right), presenting a cheque to Glenn Goodberry, a mechanic at the RNLI's Whitby Lifeboat Station. Pictured, back row from left, are: The Co-operative's Dave Blackburn, Operations Manager; Dave McQueen, Operations Manager; Joanne Armstrong, Regional HR; Iain Hume, Regional Operations Manager; Chris Evans, Operations Manager; Mike Frankland, Operations Manager; and Catherine Kaye, the RNLI's Regional Corporate Partnerships Manager.
Co-operative Group's Operations Manager, Andrew Thompson (front right), presenting a cheque to Glenn Goodberry, a mechanic at the RNLI's Whitby Lifeboat Station. Pictured, back row from left, are: The Co-operative's Dave Blackburn, Operations Manager; Dave McQueen, Operations Manager; Joanne Armstrong, Regional HR; Iain Hume, Regional Operations Manager; Chris Evans, Operations Manager; Mike Frankland, Operations Manager; and Catherine Kaye, the RNLI's Regional Corporate Partnerships Manager.

A CHEQUE for £30,000 has been presented to the RNLI in Whitby after a series of fundraisers by the Co-op supermarket.

Staff from branches across the north took part in charity car washes, fancy dress fundraisers and raffles, as well as fun days and party nights.

One of the highlights was a charity football match between staff and management from the Whitby branch.

It was held at the Turnbull and attracted over 200 spectators raising £2500 alone.

Iain Hume, regional operations manager, said: “It is fantastic that our staff, members and customers really got behind our fundraising efforts and helped collect £30,000 for the RNLI.

“The RNLI provides a vital service and is a charity that is close to the hearts of many of the communities The Co-operative serves, not only in North Yorkshire but right around the country.”