New Co-op shop & Community Fund

The Friends have been invited to help launch the new Co-op store at 578-586 Chiswick High Road, opposite Gunnersbury Station. There is a preview afternoon, 1 to 7pm on 4 July, for “friends and neighbours” with refreshments but no shopping, and Friends committee members will be helping to cut the ribbon at about 10am on 5 July. All Gunnersbury Friends are welcome to join in – we hope to see you there!

Our connection is that the Museum’s planned Gunnersbury Quilt project is one of the good causes supported by the Co-op’s Local Community Fund. Every time Co-op members shop there one per cent of what they spend on certain own-brand products and services goes into this fund; together with money from shopping bag sales, this helps to support local projects. Members can choose which cause they want to support. The quilting project is eligible until October 2018 and has already been allocated over £1,100; our target is for at least double that sum!