A year ago the League of Friends Bed Appeal was chosen by three Taunton Co-op Food Shops (Cheddon Road, Monkton Heathfield and Priorswood) to be one of their three chosen charities for 2017/2018.  As those of you who shop at the Co-op know, there is a Co-op blue card system whereby 1% of money spent on own-brand products goes to their chosen charities.

We were thrilled to discover that of the £15,000 raised by the three Taunton Stores we have received nearly £6000 for the Bed Appeal.  Our photo shows Chris Cutting at the handover in November to next year’s charities which include Blood Bikers, Selworthy School and Stand against Violence.  If you haven’t got a blue Co-op Card, please apply as this is a wonderful way of helping local charities.  Nationally, the Co-op has given £19m this year through their Community Fund and we are really grateful for their contribution to our Bed Appeal.