Dear Theatre Supporter.
We are delighted to announce that The Friends of Shanklin Theatre today received the final payment from this year’s Co-op Causes Initiative 2017-2018 of £5,902.46.

The total amount raised by the Shanklin Co-op shoppers using their membership cards has raised a staggering £17,140.57 over the last 12 months for the three local causes – Daisy Chains IW Children’s Charity – Rylstone Chalet Restoration – and the Friends of Shanklin Theatre Window Restoration.

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone that have shopped locally at Landguard Road Co-op and supported this very worthy cause! Our thanks also to the brilliant team at our local Co-op for working with us over the last year lead by Julie & Simon!

Receiving the final Co-op Causes cheque for £5,902.46.

FOST Volunteers L-R: Michael Beston – David Kast – Janet Wardle & Matt Day.

In total, across the country, the Co-op has raised an enormous £19 million for 400 causes.

We would encourage you to support the three latest local causes:

Shanklin Scout Group:
Young People. ‘We want to modernise our scout hut, so the young people can take part in more overnight activities and enhance their scouting experience.’

Bodster Equine Assisted Learning Community Education & Skills:
‘We want to develop a sensory nature habitat to help young and older learners learn about nature and how to preserve it.’

Ability Dogs 4 Young People IoW Young People:
‘We wish to purchase and train more puppies to be Ability Dogs and Therapy Dogs. Their first two years cost approximately £10,000 per dog.’

Find out about the Co‑op community fund here:

Find out more about our replacement window initiative here:

Thank you for your continued support!

Michael Beston, November 2018.