Customers at West Kilbride Co-op have made two important donations to child-focused community groups in the village.

Co-op members have raised the funds to support the local projects by swiping or scanning their membership card when buying own-brand products and services, with members earning rewards for themselves and for their community too.

And the latest recipients were West Kilbride Rainbows, who benefited with £1194.38, and West Kilbride Early Years Centre, who received £1,278.73 from the Co-op's community fund. 

This Christmas, Co-op Members and customers will also have the opportunity to give the gift of community spirit and, provide further vital support to community causes.

Members can donate their member rewards balance via the Co-op app, and from next week, members and customers alike can also donate inside the store.

Co-op has pledged to match the donations to share the spirit of Christmas with more communities across the UK this year.

Rebecca Birkbeck, director of Community and Member Participation at Co-op, said: “We’re really proud of our Local Community Fund and the impact it’s had supporting thousands of local causes across the UK.

"These groups deliver incredible grassroot projects, enabling them to provide important services, support and activities for their diverse communities.”