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Thursday, 18 October 2012 (3031653)
Tanhouse group is dancing on air
by Henry James

A TANHOUSE group is dancing on air after receiving a £1,500 cash boost from The Co-operative's Community Fund.

Tanhouse Morris Dancers has said the funds will help towards covering annual rental costs at the troupe's Tanhouse Community Centre base.

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, such as the Tanhouse Morris Dancers, across the country.

Angela Eadie from the Tanhouse Morris Dancers said: “The troupe is open to all local children and young people from the age of one upwards. Our members learn important life skills such as self-discipline and collaborative working. They also form lasting friendships that they take with them into adult life.

”This generous grant from The Co-operative has really helped with the cost of hiring the hall, ensuring our dancers have somewhere to rehearse throughout the year.“

Vicki Charles from The Co-operative’s Lancashire Membership 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.”

Co-operative members receive a payment twice a year based on the points they earn when they trade at any of the Group’s businesses, including The Co-operative Food, Travel, Pharmacy and Funeralcare, as well as The Co-operative Bank and The Co-operative Insurance.

“There is around £200,000 available in this region, each year, from the Community Fund, and we welcome applications from local groups and projects for £100 to £2,000,” said Vicki.

Community Fund application forms are available online at

* Vicki Charles from The Co-operative dropped in on the Tanhouse Morris Dancers. Front Lucy Mulholland, Paris Taylor, Tia Smaje and Lorae Sealey. Back (left to right): Rosie Dickinson, Katie Cole, Vicki Charles, Libby Tipton and Alice Eadie.


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