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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

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Shop local plea pays dividends

A CAMPAIGN to ‘shop local’ is certainly paying off for the village of Gosforth where it has produced some cash help for a school, a nursery and a church.

Happy recipients: David Ancell, sitting centre, from the Village Store presents groups with money from the fund. Pictured are pupils from Gosforth Primary, Sarah Layzell from the school; Gillian Jackson from the nursery; Lowrie and Mary Snape from the tea and chat group. Also in the picture are Glenda Ashley and Harvey Browning from the store

The Village Store has been linked via its Nisa wholesalers to a Making A Difference fund whereby a percentage from the sale of certain products can be collated and given to local good causes.

Over the last eight months, the scheme has resulted in a £1,050 kitty which has been distributed to Gosforth Village School, who received £500 towards a playground upgrade, to Gosforth Nursery, which was given £250 towards an outdoor play area and £300 to the Methodist Church to buy a cooker for their community room.

Store owner David Ancell said: “This shows that shopping local helps us to help our own community and can indeed really make a difference.”

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