ABBEYFIELD Knutsford has received a major boost from the Co-op.

The independent house for 11 elderly residents was presented with a cheque for £4,616 from Co-op stores in Knutsford and Mobberley as part of the company’s chosen charity scheme, where a portion of money spent at the Co-op goes to local causes and projects.

The Co-ops in Princess Street, Knutsford and Town Lane, Mobberley, raised almost £9,400 over the past year for its chosen charities, Abbeyfield and the Friends of Mobberley PTA, the latter receiving £4,772.

The Co-op money has been put towards a recently-completed extension at Abbeyfield to provide a platform lift and enlarged office.

The lift allows the whole building to be wheelchair accessible as well as helping residents with mobility difficulties.

Abbeyfield chairman Robert Newton said: “We are extremely grateful to the Co-op and their customers, who have contributed towards this grant, which has helped us to complete our project.”

Co-op customers can support the store’s chosen charities by using their membership card when they shop.

The Abbeyfield cheque was presented by Princess Street store manager Leanne Spencer and customer services advisors Jenette Berry and Gary Russell.

The Princess Street and Town Lane stores’ chosen charities for 2019 are Egerton Pre-School, the Cheshire Agricultural Society and the Canute Lunch Club.

Anyone interested in becoming involved with Abbeyfield Knutsford on a voluntary basis or in visiting the house with a view to taking up residency can email or call 01565 632719.