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Barr Community Stores has been shortlisted for the Community Co-operative of the Year Award. This is a UK-wide award and the winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on 6th December 2017.
Barr’s best convenience store received this fantastic news recently and are now gearing up for the Awards Ceremony. Libby Graham, the assistant manager, will head South for the day to represent us at the event, which includes a conference and the ceremony itself. Getting this far has been a real team effort with Libby taking the lead.
Director Bridget Trafford said “Receiving recognition from a nationally respected authority, like the Plunkett Foundation, is testament to the perseverance and achievements of our community. It also gives us the chance to investigate funding opportunities, project ideas and share experiences with other community groups.
Thank you everyone, staff, volunteers, directors and of course our amazing customers and supporters. Barr Stores are proud to represent what is best in our community and very importantly contribute to putting our beautiful village and its many assets on the map.”
The Plunkett Foundation helps communities to take control of their challenges and overcome them through co-operation. Supporting people, predominantly in rural areas, to set up and run life-changing community co-operatives; They help people to tackle a range of issues such as isolation, loneliness and poverty and the Plunkett Foundation has recognised the value of the exceptional part played by our village shop.
This is a Huge Opportunity to Help Barr Community Store in Its Ongoing Mission to Support and Help Our Rural Community!!
The Plunkett Foundation said “We are delighted to let you know that you have made the shortlist for Community Co-operative of the Year in Scotland.
You are invited to join our Awards ceremony on Wednesday 6th December… just off Fleet Street, in London.
Our presenter for the event will be well-respected TV journalist, Helen Fospero. She is a regular on BBC1’s The One Show, and reports for Watchdog”.