Co-op staff beach party to help ENABLE

MEMBERS of staff are pictured in their summer gear outside the Co-Op store on Friday.
MEMBERS of staff are pictured in their summer gear outside the Co-Op store on Friday.

Stonehaven turned tropical on Friday as members of staff from The Co-operative Food Store on David Street grabbed their sun hats and shades to dress up for an in-store summer beach party.

The dress up day was to raise funds for ENABLE Scotland, The Co-operative’s Charity of the Year for 2011. Money raised is helping the charity transform the lives of 20,000 young people with a learning disability.

With the support of members and customers, staff across The Co-operative’s businesses, including food retail, travel, funerals, pharmacy, banking, insurance and farming have been taking part in a series of events in aid of ENABLE Scotland, and its sister charity Mencap, throughout the year.

Thanks to the efforts of Co-operative colleagues, ENABLE Scotland and Mencap are now rolling out their “Inspire Me” programme at locations across the UK, providing activities, training, employment and volunteering opportunities that will give young people with a learning disability the chance to build their confidence and develop life skills.

Brian Mitchell, store manager at The Co-operative in David Street, said: “We’ve been busy fundraising for ENABLE Scotland and we’re all determined to keep the momentum going right through until the end of the year. We hope that all our customers enjoyed the beach-themed fun. It’s fantastic to know that fun events like this one can help inspire thousands of young people with a learning disability to change their world.”