An Oxford charity that supports vulnerable people back into work has been given a boost with the launch of a new business partnership.
Aspire Oxford has been nominated as the central Oxford charity partner for the Midcounties Co-operative.
The company will organise fundraising events for the charity and set up donation points in up to 50 Co-ooperative Food stores.
Fundraisers will also take part in various sporting challenges on behalf of Aspire, including sportive Bike Oxford and the Oxford Half Marathon.
The partnership will also provide funding for a Back-to-Work scheme and provide Aspire trainees with week-long work placements to re-introduce them to a working environment.
Aspire chief executive Paul Roberts said: “We’re over the moon about the partnership as their support will make all the difference to the number of people we can reach.”