A CHURCH is appealing for support to help it tell the stories of the Caribbean people it serves.

The Gospel Temple Apostolic Church, based at Ponders End United Reformed Church and serving Enfield, has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund for its project documenting Caribbean stories.

When Co-op members buy selected Co-op branded products and services, 1p from every pound spent goes to support local causes.

With 10 weeks before funding allocation closes, there is still almost £3,600 yet to be given out because Co-op members have not chosen a cause, and the church is hoping for community support.

Pastor Jason Young said: "Every Caribbean person has a story of their own to tell which could be lost if it is not recorded before they die. We want to pay for their heritage story to be documented for posterity.

"As the membership is primarily but not exclusively Jamaican, a community disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 emergency, we have lost a lot of family and friends. Our purpose is to help them tell their stories, and the stories of the wider Caribbean community both post-Windrush and pre-Windrush."

Co-op members can select the Gospel Temple Apostolic Church as their local cause by visiting https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/54471