A record-breaking Scots cyclist has voiced support for a new supermarket initiative which will see good local causes benefit from up to £15,000 generated from the sale of single-use carrier bags.
Long-distance cyclist and adventurer Mark Beaumont is backing the launch of Scotmid Co-operative’s Community Connect scheme which is being trialled in Scotmid’s north region, which encompasses Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and Perth.
Mr Beaumont, who has recently completed a cycle around the coast of Britain in preparation for his upcoming record-breaking world cycle challenge, says it is an innovative way for shoppers to support good cause groups.
He added: “Community Connect is a fantastic concept and I’m really excited to be involved in the start of such a worthwhile journey for Scotmid members in the north.
“This will be a real game-changer and enable good cause groups in the north to fund substantial projects.”
A list of three shortlisted good causes will be announced in May and every time a member makes an in-store purchase they will accumulate votes which they can then cast for the cause they believe merits the funding.
Scotmid has stores in Aberdeen city centre, Bucksburn, Bieldside, Mastrick, Bridge of Don, Stonehaven and Torphins.