Trimdon karate club receives £500 grant from the Co-operative

Sho Shin Kai Karate Club member Ethan Loverance shakes hands with Allan McCall, a Co-operative Durham area committee member. They are pictured with (L to R) Ron Gibson, chief instructor, Nicole Knappett, club member, and Gordon Rooney, club secretary.

Sho Shin Kai Karate Club member Ethan Loverance shakes hands with Allan McCall, a Co-operative Durham area committee member. They are pictured with (L to R) Ron Gibson, chief instructor, Nicole Knappett, club member, and Gordon Rooney, club secretary.

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A KARATE club is now benefiting from new kit and equipment thanks to a £500 donation from the Co-operative’s Community Fund.

Sho Shin Kai Karate in Trimdon Village is one of a number of community causes and organisations to benefit from the fund, which is accumulated by Co-operative members donating all or part of their annual dividend.

George Rooney, of Sho Shin Kai Karate, said: “Funding is becoming ever harder to secure, therefore we were delighted to hear that we were successful in securing this grant from The Co-operative.

“The cash will make a huge difference to our group, and it means all the more knowing that the money has been donated by local people.”

John Sims, chair of the Co-operative’s Durham area committee, said: “Supporting local communities has been an inherent part of The Co-operative’s values and principles since the very beginning of the Co-operative Movement.

“We are particularly proud of the community fund, as it demonstrates how the generosity of our members can make a real difference in their local area.”

Anyone who would like to apply for a community fund grant should call 0844-262-4001 or download an application form online at co-operative.coop/communityfund

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12:39am Fri 1 Feb 13

nodrogyenoor says...

my name is actually GORDON Rooney and not george as stated in the article :(
thank you
my name is actually GORDON Rooney and not george as stated in the article :( thank you nodrogyenoor
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