Southern Co-Op Partnership

Southern Co-Op chooses St Wilfrid's to be Charity of the Year!

Back in December last year, Alisa Lakeman-Ford, St Wilfrid’s Hospice Trust and Corporates Senior Officer, was invited by the Southern Co-Op Head Office to go along to the store opening in Lavant Road – formerly the site of our Summersdale Furniture Outlet.

“I was honoured to be asked to go along to the store opening, but little did I know that I would actually be cutting the ribbon! Alisa explained.

The Lavant Road store has chosen us for their charity of the year and is raising money to help support the Hospice. Just a couple of weeks ago I heard the news that the store in Hawthorn Road, Bognor Regis has also chosen us to be their charity of the year, so I would like to say a huge thank you to staff at both of those stores.”

Alisa Lakeman-Ford
St Wilfrid’s Hospice Trust and Corporates Senior Officer

From 23 to 29 July, the stores will be promoting the fact that we are their chosen charity, wearing our t-shirts and doing lots of fundraising activities, so if you are close to Lavant Road or Hawthorn Road, go in and support the staff and their fundraising. 

You could even enter the raffle and win a lovely prize!

The partnerships last until January 2019 so if you would like to support both us and your local community food co-operative, go on down and shop in these stores.

To find out more go to

Thank you once again to the Southern Co-Op for all their support.