'Now more than ever, our green spaces are an important value and bring people together in their communities'
Environmental good causes are sharing more than £159,000 raised through Lincolnshire Co-op's Community Champions scheme.
Several groups received a share of the total including Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust (£29,082), Lincolnshire Rivers Trust (£13,129), Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust (£7,012), the Boultham Park project (£5,714) in Lincoln and more.
Community Champions is one way Lincolnshire Co-op gives back to the local area. Since it was launched in 2013, the initiative has helped hundreds of local charities and community groups each year raising amounts from £200 to over £200,000.