CO-OP Member Pioneer Alison Wright is helping to support the Holmes Chapel community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Alison represents the Co-op Food store in London Road and Co-op petrol station on Middlewich Road, and works with local causes supported by the Co-op.

She said: “The Co-op wants me to help support my community and its charities and activities as best I can.

“This includes supporting the Co-op's local causes, 1st Holmes Chapel Scouts, Byley Primary School and Cheshire Space for Autism.

“Three are chosen each year to receive a share of the Community Fund, although in these challenging times I am focused on supporting the vulnerable and those self-isolating in our community in whatever way I can.”

Alison helped set up and run the Covid-19 support scheme working with the parish council and Holmes Chapel Partnership, and is a very active volunteer.

Using birthday cards made by local children, she prepares and delivers a Lockdown birthday package to elderly residents to help them celebrate their birthday while they are alone.

In addition, working with Holmes Chapel Comprehensive and the other schools and children's activities in the village, she collects their artwork for distribution to the care homes and managed apartments.

There is a display in the Co-op window on London Road which changes each week.

Alison also helped in the Capture Crew Project funded by the Remembering Nell Foundation to produce a special VE Day film and audio with students at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive.

Alison is also a Village Volunteer, which sees her help with litter picking every month in the community.

She has a long history of volunteering in Scouting in Holmes Chapel, and is a Beaver Scout Leader at 1st Mobberley, running online meetings with the Beavers every week.