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TWO charities have been reaping the rewards from cash raised by The Southern Co-operative.

The retailer, which is based in North Harbour, Portsmouth, has given £5,000 each to the Cobnor Activities Centre Trust and Bosham Monday Club.

The money was raised by the firm’s Community Support Card Scheme at the shop in Delling Lane, Bosham.

The scheme asks customers to hand over their card each time they shop in a Co-op, and every time the card is swiped the firm adds to the fund.

The store’s Retail Business Manager, Paul Richards, said: ‘It’s been great to see the local community get behind this fund-raising scheme and support the two worthy causes.’

Bosham Monday Club is planning to use the £5,000 donation towards replacing the club’s minibus, which is used by the village’s elderly for social outings and transport to The Southern Co-operative store for shopping.

And the Cobnor Activities Centre Trust is using its money to refurbish its kitchen, which is 25-years-old.

To find out more about the card scheme, or how to benefit from it, see thesouthernco-operative.co.uk