PRIMARY school children have managed to bag themselves a fantastic fundraiser thanks to the a convenience store.

Pupils at Cherry Orchard Primary School in Timberdine Close will benefit after Co-op in Bath Road selected it as its chosen charity thanks to mum Emma Baker, who manages the shop.

She put the arrangement in place after hearing the the school's association was trying to attract funding from Worcester businesses.

Emma said: “Once I had read that COSA was asking for companies to help support their fund-raising I started thinking about how we could help – the shop is so local to the school it makes sense for COSA to be our chosen charity.”

Staff at the Coop will be available to provide volunteers for fundraising events, and COSA will be applying for further funding from The Midcounties Co-operative through their Community Support Donation project and Community Fund.

Headteacher Michael Painter said: “We are absolutely thrilled that COSA has been nominated as it’s chosen charity by the Midcounties Co-operative.

"The local shop, like the school, is at the centre of the community and it is great that we can work together in this way.”

Dominique Bray, chair of COSA, said they were delighted to have been selected as the chosen charity.

"The majority of our parents regularly use the store and know it well and it will be great to have a closer relationship with the shop and the staff in the future”.

Mike Pickering, community and sustainability manager at The Midcounties Co-operative, said: “Our donation to Cherry Orchard School forms part of our Regional Communities and Charitable Giving strategy, which is a commitment to come together with our members and customers to provide impactful and sustainable support for local community groups.

“As a co-operative, we’re committed to supporting the important work the school does with local children, and we look forward to continuing our work with the team there in the future.”