The Co-operative Bank has given £1000 to ReDo Norfolk CIC, a community group which helps businesses and charities, as well as individuals send less to waste. ReDo Norfolk CIC arrange events, workshops, talks and pop-up sales, and finds creative solutions to waste. Working with local community groups, artisans, businesses and charities to keep things as local as possible.
The donation from The Co-operative Bank’s Customer Donation Fund will support ReDo Norfolk CIC and their second annual ReDo Fashion event, to be held on the 24th of September at the Mercure Hotel Norwich. This event highlights the quality of pre-loved fashion, local charities and artisans, as well as some of the fantastic fashion students from NUA.
Maria Thornberg, one of the directors of the group, said:
“ReDo Fashion was created to showcase the high quality of pre-loved clothing and some of the amazing upcycling artisans in Norfolk. Last year we saw, amongst others, Cat Nash from Fashion from Vintage showcase her fantastic outfits made from reclaimed materials. We also saw fantastic pop-up shops from Priscilla Bacon Hospice, St Martins Housing, Big C and Nansa. Samara Folch @samarafolchdesign took on the lead student role and managed the other fashion students from NUA. This year that role has been taken over by Sonia Pearce @hats_bags_and_gladrags_ as Samara will be showing her own collection at the event. We can’t wait to see what the participating charities will bring this year. We are ever more reliant on support from organisations such as The Co-operative Bank. This donation is a great boost to our fundraising.”
Darrell Evans, Chief Commercial Officer at The Co-operative Bank said:
“It’s great that our Customer Donation Fund allows us to give money to organisations like ReDo Norfolk CIC who make a difference to their community and bring people together.”
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*The Co-operative Bank Customer Donation Fund is available to all Community Directplus account holders. The fund grows in relation to the deposits made, so for every £100 increase in collective deposits across Community Directplus accounts 20p is added to the fund and the Bank promises to distribute a minimum of £5,000 twice a year. Community Directplus account holders can apply for up to £1,000 from the Customer Donation Fund to support special projects and fundraising activities.
Since 2003 The Co-operative Bank has donated over £1m to over 1,000 organisations. Deadlines for applications are at the end of March and September every year. Donations range from £500 – £1,000 and applications are judged twice a year in April and October. If successful, the money is paid into the organisations Community Directplus account shortly after.
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