The efforts of the Cooperative staff and its network have been warmly applauded by Northern Ireland Development Manager Sean Caughey. The Cooperative in the UK chose Carers Trust as their Charity of the year for 2013 and due to the tremendous efforts of the Cooperative staff over £5 million was raised which primarily will benefit young adult carers.

At a recent ceremony commenting on this massive achievement Sean Caughey said “ The staff of the Cooperative should rightly be proud of their achievements in 2013 and the Cooperative in Northern Ireland definitely played its part. I have spoken with many of the staff who have fundraised through marathons, barbeques and shop collections and am amazed by their enthusiasm and will to help carers. On behalf of Carers Trust in Northern Ireland I would say a very big thank you for all your efforts and hope that the very strong relationship that has developed can be maintained in 2014 and beyond – I would also pay testimony to Jan McMenamin who coordinated the NI fundraising drive on behalf of Carers Trust”