A COMMUNITY group in Ledbury has received a donation of nearly £2,000 to help it buy new equipment.

Community Voluntary Action Ledbury and District received £1,898 from The Cooperative’s Community Fund to help buy three new scooters and a tri-wheeled walker.

The Community Fund is created by members of The Co-operative Group who elect to donate all, or part, of their twice-yearly dividend payments directly to the scheme.

The funds are then shared with local community projects and groups across the country.

Chris Morgan, member of the Co-operative Group’s local area committee, said: “Because our members own the business, they get a share in any of the profits we make.

“It’s a scheme we’re very proud of, not only because it gives us the chance to thank members for shopping with us, but because so many people choose to give something back to local communities.”

Community fund application forms are available online at cooperative.

coop/communityfu nd or by alternatively by calling 0844 262 4001.