KIND-hearted staff and customers at two Worcester Co-op stores have raised more than £3,000 for a city charity which helps support residents living with Asperger’s Syndrome.
The Claines and Ombersley Road stores raised a total of £9,607 as part of the Co-op Local Community Fund, £3,164 of which will be going to ASPIE, with the rest being shared between the Monday Night Club and Worcester Deaf Children’s Society.
ASPIE, which is based in Sansome Walk, is an innovative psycho-social support service open all year round to adult members with Asperger’s.
Julie Micklewright, from ASPIE, said: “Aspies need routine and predictability so it is essential that we have a safe and permanent venue. This donation will contribute to this and our activities which improve the quality of life for more than 60 members, whilst also highlighting their intelligence and talents, from all over Worcestershire and beyond.
“We very much appreciate how the Co-op’s Community Fund raises awareness of ASPIE and other charity and voluntary organizations and helps us to work together promoting the work that we all do.”
Visit www.aspie.org.uk for more information on ASPIE.