Teens Unite has been awarded a sum of £2,470.28 as part of the Co-op Local Community Fund to support the charity’s work in uniting 13-24 year olds who have been diagnosed with cancer. 

The Co-op Local Community Fund scheme is an opportunity for Co-op customers to support causes in their area.  As a Co-op member, every time you shop in the store, 1% of what you spend on own brand products and services goes to the Co-op Local Community Fund.

Teens Unite was selected alongside Broxbourne Food Bank, to benefit from the Local Community Fund for six months in September 2016 at three local stores; Stanstead Abbotts, Hoddesdon and Broxbourne Funeral Care.

The charity has been selected once again to benefit from the scheme, with the new funding round running between April–October 2017. The funding received during this period will be spent on an activity day at the Herts Young Mariners Base, Cheshunt for the young people supported by Teens Unite.

Debbie Pezzani, CEO and Founder, Teens Unite has said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Co-op for enabling us to be a part of the Local Community Fund and to all Co-op customers who have supported our cause. We’re delighted to be a part of the scheme once again, which will enable us to unite more young people through outdoor activities which will test their inner and outer strength.”

Seven young people a day are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. Teens Unite brings them together through workshops, activities and residential stays to gain strength from each other, rebuild their confidence and self-esteem and learn new and life affirming skills.