A donation from each sale of The Co-operative Group’s new Christmas sandwich range will go towards helping young carers in the UK.

The new own-brand range features a traditional Turkey, Stuffing, Bacon & Cranberry variety, Wiltshire Ham & Braised Red Cabbage and a Christmas Dinner Triple, which includes prawn cocktail, turkey & stuffing and cheddar cheese & chutney variants.

The Co-operative will donate 10p from each sandwich sold (priced at £2.50) to online support service YCNet – part of the The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.

YCNet is the only dedicated website and online support service for children and young people under the age of 18, who help to look after someone in their family with an illness, disability, drug/alcohol addiction or mental health problem.

“The young carers’ online service – YCNet – provides a much-needed lifeline for many of these brave and inspiring young people across the country,” commented Helen Shaw, sandwich buyer at The Co-operative.

“We’re proud to be raising both money and awareness for this vital service, and this initiative is a great example of The Co-operative’s ongoing commitment to young people.”

The three Christmas sandwiches will launch on 10 November.