Cancer counselling charity We Hear You (WHY) have been chosen as one of Radstock Co-operative’s charities of the year. Following an initial donation of £1,000, the charity will have the opportunity to hold bucket collections and events in stores as well as working with staff on fundraising activities throughout the year.

Lottie Ardeshir, Volunteer Coordinator at WHY received the cheque from Jeremy Fricker, Vice-president of Radstock Co-operative Society at the WHY offices in Frome Town Hall on 19th August and said “Thanks so much to the Radstock Co-operative for choosing to support WHY. Our counselling service in Midsomer Norton has supported adults affected by cancer or a life threatening condition since 2017 and we added sessions for children and young people in 2018, so it’s great to have an opportunity to increase our local profile. WHY now provide 115 counselling sessions every single week across Somerset, BANES and Wiltshire at a cost of more than £5,000. WHY receives no central government funding and relies upon the generosity of grant-making trusts, individuals and businesses, so RADCO’s support is absolutely vital. As Volunteer Coordinator, I look forward to making the most of the opportunity to work with Radstock Co-op and its customers and raising funds to support people facing the hardest of times.”

A spokesperson for the Society said, “We are impressed with the work that We Hear You does in supporting people with life threatening conditions including the provision of counselling services.  We look forward to working with WHY to help raise awareness of the charity and in supporting fund-raising initiatives.”

The Radstock Co-operative is an independent, member owned co-operative retailer. More information can be found at

To find out more or refer yourself for WHY’s free professional counselling service for people affected by cancer or a life threatening condition, call 01373 455255 or email

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