CAUSES have benefitted to the tune of more than £12,000 as part of Co-op's latest community fund payout.

Organisations in Toft, Mobberley, Holmes Chapel and Jodrell have all received grants thanks to the food store and funeral care rewards scheme.

Jodrell District Girlguiding received £2513.72 while Toft Cricket Club were given £2,503.84 for their pavilion refurbishment project.

There were grants of £1,831.87, 1,709.75 and £1,660.98 for Holmes Chapel U3a Local History Group, Girlguiding Holmes Chapel and Holmes Chapel Community preschool, respectively.

Meanwhile, Mobberley Primary School PTA Friends of Mobberley were given £1,067.10, and Mobberley Pre-School Playgroup received £939.34.

Rufus Olins, director of community and campaigns at the Co-op, said: “It’s great to be delivering an early Christmas present to those communities and individuals that need it most.

"Making a positive contribution and making great things happen locally has been at the heart of The Co-op’s purpose since 1844, and the local community fund is a good modern example of this.

"Along with our members, we’re proud to be making a difference to hundreds, if not thousands, of local lives."

Since its launch, the Co-op scheme – whereby members can choose which their rewards help – has raised £20 million for 8,000 causes nationwide.