pupils at a school in Meirionnydd are appealing to the public to help them raise money for a mental health and wellbeing project, launched in response to the pandemic.

The youngsters at Ysgol Uwchradd Tywyn want Co-op shoppers to consider donating to their project every time they shop at the supermarket.

A spokesperson for the school said: “Great News! Ysgol Uwchradd Tywyn’s Mental Wellbeing Project can raise money from the Co-op Local Community Fund every time you shop at your local Co-op.

“We want to develop safe environments for pupils to reconnect and thus promote their wellbeing following Covid isolation.

“We hope that you will help us and our pupils by selecting our project as the local cause you would like to support.”

Co-op members can choose which causes to support by signing into their membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 0686 727.

“Co-op will double the amount that goes to community organisations and local causes such as ours when you buy selected Co-op products and services,” the school spokesperson added.

“We’re delighted that Ysgol Uwchradd Tywyn’s Mental Wellness Project will now be able to participate in this funding opportunity.

“As a community-based school we involve the wider community with our projects and with mental health issues for all ages being heightened during the pandemic, we aim to engage pupils and public with the great outdoors, environmental issues and overall wellbeing.

“The project aims to improve pupils wellbeing by increasing the provision of outdoor seating, providing activities such as team-building skills, yoga and problem solving and further develop a plastic recycling project to engage/connect pupils.”

So far, shoppers have raised £198.15.

To support Ysgol Uwchradd Tywyn’s project, visit https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/61909.