Three charities have benefitted from a cash boost thanks to Co-op.

Co-op stores in Llandeilo, Llandybie and Ammanford have collectively raised £25,405 as part of their community rewards scheme which has been shared between three local charities.

Ammanford Town Bowling received £8,084.02, £8,352.33 went to Gwynfe Community Hall Association and Protecting Preloved Border Collies based in Glanaman got £8,969.07.

A presentation took place at Co-op Llandeilo on Saturday, November 25 where representatives from each charity was presented with a cheque.

Gwynfe Hall Association secretary Heather Johnson said: “We are thrilled to receive this huge some of money which will go towards our flooring project.

“It is really going to make a difference.

“We didn’t expect it and I would encourage charities to apply for the community rewards scheme through Co-op.

“The application is very straight forward and clear.

“As a thank you, we hope to do some bag packing in the near future.”

Lynn Gaspar, senior administrative at Protecting Preloved Border Collies, added: “We would like to say a big thank you to Co-op’s customers and we are really grateful for this huge donation.

“As a small charity this is an enormous amount which will be used towards making an exercise area for the dogs.”

Ammanford Town Bowling is a registered charity formed to promote the sport of Bowls in Ammanford and to look after the Bowling Green and Pavilion in Ammanford Park.

Three clubs play at the green over the summer months: Ammanford Park, Ammanford Town and Ammanford Ladies.

Rebecca Birkbeck, Director of Community Engagement at the Co-op, said: “Since the launch of the local community fund our members have helped 12,000 organisations to make a positive difference in their neighbourhoods, and in the last 12 months alone we have invested £19m in local causes.

“The fund is now supporting a wide variety of local organisations, from village halls and support groups to education providers and neighbourhood watch schemes, all of which are helping to make South Wales a better, happier, and healthier place to live.”