A teenage mental health charity has been selected as the fundraising partner for a new Southern Co-op store at Ridgway in Wimbledon,

Stem4 will receive a £1,000 donation followed by a year’s partnership with the new store which opened in August.

The partnership comes as part of Southern Co-op’s ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ scheme.

A Southern Co-op spokesperson said: "We are delighted to be opening our first Southern Co-op store in central London.

"Our colleagues in store are looking forward to getting to know the local community and begin fundraising for stem4 who do a fantastic job in improving teenage mental health."

The store will also have a permanent food collection point for customers to support the local Wimbledon Food Bank.

Charities and community groups can also apply for cash donations or goods in kind through the ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ scheme, which is funded by the 5p single-use carrier bag levy.