Letter to beyond Rutland

Dear  (friend),

Is there a “Blue” Co-op in your area  where you can or could shop?  “Blue” Co-op stores are ones with the Co-op logo on their signs coloured  blue or white on a square white or blue background.

If so, PLEASE READ ON.  You could help Rutland Neighbourhood Watch Association financially, at little and very probably no cost at all to yourself!  This is a local organisation of which I am a member and which I am  particularly keen to support.

Rutland NHW Association is currently one of three  causes here in Rutland, which have been chosen to be the beneficiaries of one of our local Co-op stores  in a promotion which runs until the end of October 2021. One penny in every pound which Co-op members spend on Co-op branded products in the store will be given to one of these three causes.  A further penny will also go to the Alltogether Fairer Fund to create lasting change on big issues like access to food, mental well-being support  and education and employment.

Furthermore, anyone who shops in and is a member of a “Blue” Co-op anywhere in the country can similarly request that all the funds raised from their purchases of Co-op branded products during the promotional period are given to the cause of their own personal choice.  This means that if they nominate Rutland NHW Association as their preferred cause, we shall have an even greater share of the monies available.  For ways to do this, please see below.

These funds are vital for Rutland NHW Association to be able to continue its charitable work, especially the development and promotion of its award-winning  NHW app, which they hope to attract many more Rutland residents to use over the coming years and thereby help them to support the police in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour in Rutland.

Please support us this year, if you can or could shop in a  “Blue Co-op” store,  by becoming a member of The Co-op if you are not currently  (membership costs only £1 and can be applied for on-line or by downloading the Co-op app today) and, in particular, if or when you are a member, by nominating Rutland NHW Association (scheme number 52769) as your preferred cause.

Thank you very much.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

Trustees of Rutland Neighbourhood Watch Association (Registered Charity)

https://rutlandnhw.org.uk/co-op-local-cause/

To become a Coop member:  go to  https://www.coop.co.uk/membership

To select your preferred cause:    login on-line at  www.coop.co.uk and click ‘account’, use the Co-op  app or telephone 0800-0234-708 and nominate “Rutland Neighbourhood Watch Association”, scheme number 52769.