Call for Alton villagers to nominate a local cause

After opening a new funeral home in Alton, Co-op Funeralcare has asked local residents to nominate a local cause in need.

The new funeral home will open at 71 High Street, Alton, and is asking residents to identify a cause which means something to the community and links in with Southern Co-op’s ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ themes.

Jessica Hughes, community investment manager at Southern Co-op, said: “Every year we are able to support a wide variety of charities and good causes though our ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ programme. This could be anything from local schools and men’s sheds to hospitals and mental health charities.

“Our colleagues across our retail stores and funeral homes have a passion for helping their local communities so we like to start how we mean to go on. Being part of Southern Co-op, this funeral home will benefit from our community engagement programme which includes opportunities for donations, volunteering and fundraising.”

Alton’s Co-operative Funeralcare is set to open on 25 March.

People have until 25 April to nominate the charity closest to their hearts as they are asked to think of a project which will really benefit the local community. This could be for any local cause and is not limited to registered charities.

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