Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) has been selected by Co-op as one of the local causes to receive support in its stores across East Renfrewshire.

Co-op customers can now select YES, which helps support and provide opportunities for young people in the local community, as their chosen charity when they shop in store until the end of October 2021.

The funds raised will specifically go towards making the YES Rouken Glen Park Training Centre accessible and safe to use throughout the pandemic, which will have a significant impact for young people in the local area.

The training centre is widely used by local community groups as well as school pupils to learn about business and the environment. Its inspiring and environmentally friendly location provides space for workshops, greenhouses, indoor and outdoor classrooms, beehives and social enterprises.

Geoff Leask, Chief Executive of YES said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen by Co-op to be one of the community causes to receive their shopper’s support. Our training centre at Rouken Glen is an important local asset and a unique environment helping to raise young people’s aspirations and learning potential. The centre is home to our award winning pathway and enterprise programmes which allow young people who don’t succeed in a formal school environment to thrive in a different setting.

“By providing more opportunities for positive mental health and wellbeing, as well as more space for outdoor education, we also believe that we can help the local community to recover from Covid-19. I hope Co-op members will also be inspired to support us when they shop. The more members who select us, the more funds we’ll receive.”

Co-op members and customers from anywhere in the UK can also support YES by selecting the charity as their local cause by visiting: https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/44925.