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Bag charges benefit Moffat groups

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By Abbey Morton
Bag charges benefit Moffat groups

COMMUNITY groups in Moffat are set to ‘bag’ a share of £3000 raised by Coop customers.

Carrier bag charges raised at the Moffat supermarket are to be shared out between three groups to kick off the new  year.

Moffat Civic Pride, which works to improve the floral displays, will receive £1500.

The group maintains flower beds and tubs and carries out regular litter picks to ensure it is welcoming for visitors and residents.

Moffat Mountain Rescue team are set to receive £900 and the British Red Cross has been awarded £600 towards its work of tackling loneliness and social isolation in local communities.

Regional manager for The Co-op Nic MacLennan said: “We are delighted that the funding is supporting our local communities — as a community retailer we are enabling members, colleagues, customers and communities to make a difference locally.

“The Co-op shares the aspiration of seeing a reduction in the number of single-use carrier bags in circulation.

“In addition, local groups and organisations are now receiving a much needed funding boost — together, we are reducing, reusing, recycling and, reinvesting in our communities.”

In total, the Co-op is distributing over £750,000 to hundreds of groups across Scotland after calling on local causes and organisations to apply for funding in order to make a difference in their community.

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