A CHARITY has been selected as the fundraising partner for a new Southern Co-op store.

Augusta Park Community Association (APCA) was selected by Southern Co-op as part of its Love Your Neighbourhood scheme, receiving a £1,000 donation followed by a year’s partnership with the new store, which opened on Friday last week in East Anton Farm Road.

Vicki Cunningham, volunteer at APCA said: “We want as many residents as possible to use the community centre and would like to put as many different events on as we can.

“The money Southern Co-op is donating will be put towards a community party in May for the Royal wedding, a big screen and licensing so we can show sports events and films, and to make larger events possible in the future.”

Julie Pal, manager at the new store, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Augusta Park Community Association.

“We are really looking forward to organising some fundraising activities with them, and my team and I were proud to open the store with them today.”