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Southern Plains Co-op raises nearly $13,000 for STARS

From March 25-April 5, people across all Southern Plains Co-op locations came together.
A Fuel-Up Day was one of the ways Southern Plains Co-op raised money for the STARS Air Ambulance.

ESTEVAN - The Southern Plains Co-op has announced the success of its third annual fundraising efforts for the STARS Air Ambulance.

From March 25-April 5, people across all Southern Plains Co-op locations – Carlyle, Oxbow, Alameda, Gainsborough and Estevan – came together to support STARS, resulting in $12,978 being raised.

Through various initiatives such as cookie sales, helicopter cards and a special Fuel-Up Day on April 5, in which five cents per litre of fuel sold went to STARS, the community rallied behind the cause.

"We are incredibly grateful to everyone who supported our fundraising efforts," said Brooke Spagrud, marketing and member relations manager at Southern Plains Co-op. "The generosity of our members, customers, and staff has once again shown the strength of our community and their commitment to supporting essential services like STARS Air Ambulance."

A total of 614 packages of cookies were sold, over 56,000 litres of fuel were pumped, and more than $8,000 was raised through monetary donations and helicopter card sales.

"Our rural communities understand the critical importance of having access to emergency medical services," said Spagrud. "STARS Air Ambulance plays a vital role in ensuring that timely and lifesaving care reaches those in need, especially in our remote and rural areas."

Southern Plains Co-op extends its heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to this fundraising campaign, whether through purchases, monetary donations or by spreading awareness of the cause.