We Are A Coop Local Cause! Written: 11/11/2021 by Vicky Attwood

Mearns Kirk Helping Hands is delighted to have been chosen as a Coop Local Cause!


What is a Coop Local Cause?

Did you know that by choosing Co-op branded products and services, members of the Co-op have helped raised over £15,000,000 across the country since November 2020 for Local Causes.  That means we’ve been able to help fund thousands of local projects that benefit communities across the UK.

The Local Community Fund is the Co-op’s way of giving back to local communities.

What can I do to help?

The money raised by all the members in your community helps to fund local projects in the area where you live.  You can choose which local cause you want your own 1p to go to by visiting the Co-op website or using the Freephone number below.   Or download the App onto your phone(s).


To find out more about becoming a member of the Co-op, go online to or phone for more information on

freephone 0800 023 4708.


Double Your Donation! Written: 19/11/2021 by Vicky Attwood

We are so excited to be supported by the National Emergencies Trust in a Crowdfunder to raise vital funds for our Befriending Project.

This project makes a huge difference to the lives of older people who receive weekly visits from a volunteer befriender. It might be for a cuppa or a blether, an outing to a cafe or maybe even a wee trip to Silverburn. Funds raised will help us reach more people in need and ensure that, throughout winter and beyond, less older people in our community feel lonely. We know that anyone can feel lonely but for older people, COVID has had a particularly damaging effect with needing to shield or being fearful of going out and mixing with other people. Thanks to National Emergencies Trust , their Local Action Fund mean any monies we raise will be matched, £1 for £1 up to £10,000. So if you donate £10 we will receive £20.

Even if you cannot donate, you can help by spreading the word about this project so we can reach as many people in the East Renfrewshire area in need.