Scottish charities launch retail partnership


CHEST Heart & Stroke Scotland has partnered with Mecoco – a part of Scottish charity Sense Scotland – to distribute the non-profit enterprise’s high-quality scented candles. 

Mecoco was formed in 2019 for the purpose of providing workplace experiences for disabled adults and young people, especially those with significant support needs. The name ‘Mecoco’ stands for ‘meaningful contribution in the community’. 

Mecoco produces a range of high-quality soy candles, wax melts, and reed diffusers. 

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is Scotland’s largest health charity supporting the 1 in 5 people in Scotland living with chest, heart, and stroke conditions and Long Covid.  The charity has 39 stores across the country selling high quality pre-loved items and and a selection of new gift items and merchandise. 

The charity is committed to reaching 175,000 people living with its conditions across Scotland a year by 2028 through its Community Healthcare Support Services.   

Billy Farrell, Head of Retail and Income Generation at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, said: “Our partnership with Mecoco not only allows us to expand the range of high-quality products sold in our Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland stores, but also represents a partnership between two Scottish charities with the aim of supporting people to live full lives.” 

Jen Niven, Head of Fundraising for Sense Scotland, said: “We are delighted that CHSS recognises the quality of our Mecoco products and more importantly the story behind it. Working in partnership with CHSS allows us to showcase the talent of our volunteers and recognises the meaningful contribution they make towards the success and growth of Mecoco.” 

Mecoco candles can be purchased from the following Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland stores: 

Perth, Stonehaven, Dunfermline, Bridge of Allan, Erskine, Partick, Strathaven, Newton Mearns, Kelso, Melrose, Davidson Mains, Bruntsfield 

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