A CHARITY that supports children grieving for a loved one has been given £4,000 by The Midcounties Co-operative.

Wiltshire Treehouse, the Co-operative's charity partner in Swindon, offers workshops and peer support group help to children and young people who have lost someone close to them.

The money has been raised by colleagues through a number of fundraising activities throughout the year.

Sue Ward, chair of trustees at Wiltshire Treehouse, said: “It can be incredibly difficult for young people to process their emotions after losing a loved one. The support of The Midcounties Co-operative is so important, allowing us to continue the vital work we do with families, and to raise our profile so more people can reach out to us.

"We would love to expand our range of corporate partners, and ask Swindon businesses to please get in touch if they are willing to help in this way.

“We’re very grateful to The Midcounties Co-operative and their fundraising efforts. Thanks to their generous donation, we will be able to support more people in the area.”

Dean Mason, a leadership team ambassador in Wiltshire at The Midcounties Co-operative, said: “Since January, local colleagues have worked tirelessly to help support our partnerships with these charities.

“All of the groups we’ve supported play a pivotal role within the community, supporting those who need it most, and we look forward to continuing our work with them and other similar groups through our charity partnership scheme.”