Listening Ear was pleased to receive an award of £1,277 from the Co-op’s Local Community Fund at the end of April – the first instalment after our Butterflies project was chosen as a ‘Local Cause’ for the fund in 2019.

The award comes as Listening Ear has responded to the Coronavirus Pandemic by offering all its services remotely, by telephone and video link, and means that vital support for bereaved children, young people and adults can continue.

“It really helps that the Co-op has made this interim payment from the Fund,” said Paul Etherington, LE’s Marketing and Development Officer, adding “We’re grateful to Co-op customers who have chosen us as their Local Cause, and that 5% of their spending at the Co-op is coming to us.”

It’s not too late to choose Butterflies as a local cause. Visit the Co-op’s website and select it now, to make a difference.

The Co-op has set up its own website – Co-operate – for information on local support available during the pandemic, which you can find here.