A NEW initiative from the Co-op will allow shoppers in Chester and Ellesmere Port the chance to win a share of £500,000 for themselves and their chosen community projects.

From today (Wednesday, April 10) a new nationwide competition ‘The Winners Share It All’ will give shoppers the opportunity to win £500 towards their own shopping and the chance to help Co-op donate £5,000 for a Local Community Fund cause.

Any Co-op member-owner who spends £5 in store or online, scans their card and has selected a Local Community Fund cause, will be automatically entered into a monthly prize draw. Shoppers can enter as many times as they want across the period and each £5 shop will activate one entry into the competition. Ten Co-op members every month will win £500 worth of prizes for them and £5,000 for their selected Local Community Fund cause. Non-members can sign up for just £1 via the Co-op App.

Every time member-owners shop they support local communities through Co-op’s Local Community Fund, a fund which has supported 36,000 causes since it began in 2016.

The major new ‘The Winners Share It All’ initiative will see Co-op Local Community Fund causes receive a share of £500,000 to support projects that benefit Co-op member communities, in addition to the support already distributed through Co-op’s Local Community Fund.

Rebecca Birkbeck, Director of Community & Membership Participation at Co-op, says:

“We’re thrilled to be launching the new ‘The Winners Share It All’ activity, as we continue to offer strong support for local communities and meaningful value for our member-owners.

“Our Local Community Fund supports lots of local causes and community groups in Ellesmere Port with much needed financial support. An extra £5,000 boost can make a huge difference to these incredible grassroot projects, enabling them to provide important services, support and activities for their community. It’s great that our members can support this whilst also getting a welcome boost themselves with £500 towards their daily shop.

“The prize draw is open to all existing and new Co-op member-owners. To become a member, customers can sign up in-store or online for just £1 and start saving on their daily shop while supporting local groups in their area.”

For more information about ‘The Winners Share It All’ how to select a cause and Co-op Membership benefits visit  https://www.coop.co.uk/communities.