Jim Cooke, Head of our charity, the Co-op Foundation, thanks colleagues for their support in a record breaking year tackling youth loneliness and strengthening communities.

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Jim Cooke, Head of the Co-op Foundation, announces that more than £1.6m has been awarded to projects tackling youth loneliness in England plus £440,000 to support work in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Jim Cooke, Head of Co-op Foundation with ex footballer Jon Barnes

The annual event is run by the Co-op Property team to raise money for good causes chosen by Property colleagues. This year, it was hosted by football legend John Barnes, who auctioned off some priceless memorabilia.

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Jim Cooke, Head of Co-op Foundation, explains more about the charity’s work and values.

Saleem Chowdhery, Director of Internal Audit and Co-op Foundation Trustee

Colleagues raised more than £2,000 for Co-op Foundation after organising a sponsored 12-hour fast for colleagues for Ramadan.

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Our £2m funding is part of the Government’s Building Connections Fund.