HEXHAM shoppers could win a share of £500,000 for themselves and local community projects. 

Co-op, the UK's leading convenience food retailer, is giving member-owners the chance to win £5,000 for a Local Community Fund cause and win £500 off their Co-op shop with a new nationwide community initiative.

Existing and new Co-op member-owners must spend at least £5 in-store or online, scan their card and select a Local Community Fund cause, to be entered into a monthly prize draw.

'The Winners Share It All' initiative will see Co-op Local Community Fund causes receive a share of £500,000 to support projects that benefit member communities.

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Shoppers can enter as many times as they want across the period and each £5 shop will activate one entry into the competition.

Ten Co-op members every month will win £500 worth of prizes for them and £5,000 for their selected Local Community Fund cause. Non-members can sign up for £1 via the Co-op App.

Every time member-owners shop they support local communities through Co-op’s Local Community Fund.

Rebecca Birkbeck, director of Community and Membership Participation at Co-op, said: “We’re thrilled to be launching the new ‘The Winners Share It All’ activity, as we continue to offer strong support for local communities and meaningful value for our member-owners.

“Our Local Community Fund supports lots of local causes and community groups in Hexham with much-needed financial support.

"An extra £5,000 boost can make a huge difference to these incredible grassroots projects, enabling them to provide important services, support and activities for their community. It’s great that our members can support this whilst also getting a welcome boost themselves with £500 towards their daily shop.

“The prize draw is open to all existing and new Co-op member-owners. To become a member, customers can sign up in-store or online for just £1 and start saving on their daily shop while supporting local groups in their area.”

For more information, go to How Co-op is supporting local communities.