Co-op community fund will be supporting two local great causes that serve Honiton

Two charities are nominated and will be boosted by the Co-op's Local Community Fund which supports projects selected by Co-op members

By Nub News Reporter

Posted: Tuesday, 21st November 2023 9:00 am

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The two charities that will be supported by Honiton Co-op through the store's Local Community Fund in the coming year will be Devon Freewheelers and The Beehive.

Every year Co-op stores select three charities that customers can choose to help through the Co-op Local Community Fund.  

When Co-op members buy selected Co-op products and services, 2p for every £1 spent goes into their Co-op Membership account from which they nominate one of the chosen charities. The Co-op will also give the same amount to support community organisations and local causes. 

Since 2016 Co-op members have helped raise more than £117 million which has been used to directly support around seven million people across the UK. 

Co-op Membership helps support Co-op's national charity partners and Local Community Fund causes. See

Devon Freewheelers

Devon Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service (also known as the Devon Blood Bikes), have a headquarters in Honiton at the Heathpark Industrial Estate.

The Freewheelers are a team of fully-trained volunteer advanced riders and drivers, call handlers and fundraisers who are dedicated to providing a service that is available around-the-clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, supporting the NHS - for free - in delivering essential whole blood, blood and other medical samples, medication, patient notes, medical equipment, tissue samples and donor breast milk to hospitals, air ambulances and other NHS establishments - and even to patients' homes - throughout Devon.

The Beehive is an award-winning community venue in Honiton, East Devon, with a programme of live events, cinema and space for community activities, performing arts, visual art exhibitions, workshops, meetings and conferences.

Since opening in 2014, it has welcomed more than 59,000 people to the building each year.

The venue is run by a charity and used by over 80 community organisations and special interest groups and its aim is to create a vibrant and stimulating centre that engages, challenges, entertains, supports, educates and encompasses the whole community.


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