Angus Cardiac Group’s cash boost

ANGUS Cardiac Group has received £2,000 from The Co-operative Membership, after being announced as one of the winners of the retailer’s Big Community Vote.

The UK-wide initiative, launched in March, encouraged local charities and community groups to nominate themselves and demonstrate the value of their work locally, for the chance to win a cash boost to help their project.

Five local groups were short-listed to go forward to an online poll, and members of The Co-operative were asked to vote on-line for their favourite.

As a result, Angus Cardiac Group, which provides help and support for local people with heart disease, has been awarded £2,000.

Mary Ballantyne, from Angus Cardiac Group, said: “We are thrilled with the funding we have received from The Co-operative. W

“We are very grateful to everyone who took the time to vote for us, which shows how supportive our local network is, and how valued our work is within the community.”

Gerard Hill, regional secretary for The Co-operative in Scotland, said: “It is fantastic to see the positive affects these awards will make to the region.

“The Big Community Vote allowed us to invite our customers to join our democratic process, have a say in where money is spent in their local area, and vote for causes close to their hearts.

“Every year we also give thousands of pounds to community groups in Scotland via our Community Fund, which is raised by members donating dividends and administered by our elected area committees.”