Funding boost for ‘community champions’

Horncastle Co-op staff make the presentation to Hemingby Village Hall Committee
Horncastle Co-op staff make the presentation to Hemingby Village Hall Committee

Hemingby Village Hall has been given a funding boost after a £591.23 donation from Lincolnshire Co-operative in Horncastle.

The village hall is the store’s ‘community champion’, which means it receives a share of the organisation’s profits.

And hall secretary Marie Newmarch is thrilled. She said: “It’s absolutely fantastic. The money will really help us.”

Pictured above (from left): Co-op duty manager Daphne Simmons, village hall secretary Marie Newmarch, Co-op community champions representative Rebecca Herrick, village hall chairman Josie Marshall and Co-op customer services assistant Julie Marwood.