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Khoyrul Shaheed (left), Cate Tuitt (centre), Emdad Rahman (second from right) and other members of the HRF team

Human Relief Foundation announces Co-op partnership

Emdad Rahman

THE WHITECHAPEL branch of the Human Relief Foundation has announced a charity partnership with the Co-operative which will see 1% of the profits from the local store being awarded to aid the humanitarian efforts of the charity. A percentage of bag sales will also be donated as part of the community fund partnership. 

A co-operative (co-op) is a business which is owned by individual members and other co-ops, not big investors. Members get a chance to have a say how they’re run. Every time a member shops at a Co-op store, 1% of what they spend on own brand products and services goes to the Co-op Local Community Fund.

The Fund is a way of giving back to the millions of members and their communities – providing funding to local causes that the members care about. This money, along with money raised from carrier bag sales, is used to support local projects that benefit the community close to where you live. Co-op members have already earned over £4 million for over 4,000 local causes.

Cate Tuitt, Vice Chair of the London Co-op, commented: “I am delighted to have made a successful application to the Co-op Local Community Fund for the Human Relief Foundation to deliver food banks and soup kitchens in east London.”

Khoyrul Shaheed, Human Relief Foundation fundraising manager, added: “We are delighted with the support from the Co-op and we share the values of ethical trading. I would like to request our community to become members and support this great cause. Through ethical shopping we can make a huge difference in the lives of those who need it the most. I would like to extend my thanks to the Co-op group team on behalf of HRF, as well as the local Tower Hamlets Co-op Party.”

Launched in 1991, Human Relief Foundation seeks to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and developmental programmes, supporting them to build a better life and find their own solutions to global problems.

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