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Oct 22, 2019

Find out all about Central England Co-op at two special Membership and Networking events

We are hosting two special Membership and Networking Events to allow people in Nottingham and Cambridge to find out more about our Society. The events will see our Membership and Community Relations team talking about what they do, the groups they already work with in both areas and how you can ...

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Oct 21, 2019

Free half-term Halloween fun for the family at Stafford supermarket

A Central England Co-op supermarket in Stafford is hosting a day of spooky fun to give local youngsters a half-term Halloween treat. The Wildwood supermarket in Cannock Road will be offering a range of free activities to keep youngsters entertained from face painting to Halloween craft making, w...

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Oct 21, 2019

Free spook-tacular half-term fun at Mulbarton

Central England Co-op’s Mulbarton Food Store is holding a day of spook-tacular fun to give local youngsters a half-term treat ahead of Halloween. The Cuckoofield Lane store will be offering a range of free activities to keep youngsters entertained including scary craft making, apple bobbing, Hal...

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Oct 18, 2019

A Busy Day at Kettering Funding Fair

This week we were invited along with other funding providers to the Kettering Funding Fair to talk to community organisations about the financial support we can offer.  It was a very busy day with lots of organisations interested in our community dividend fund and how to apply.  We also took the ...

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Oct 14, 2019

Free Halloween event set to give Coalville youngsters spooky half-term treat

Central England Co-op’s Coalville supermarket is hosting a day of spooky fun to give local youngsters a half-term treat ahead of Halloween. The Bridge Road store will be offering a range of free activities to keep youngsters entertained from face painting to Halloween craft making, while there w...

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Oct 11, 2019

Southern MCC support New Store Opening in Bottesford

MCC Ambassadors were on hand today to support retail colleagues at the opening of our new store in Bottesford by taking the time to talk to customers about the benefit of membership and how the Society supports the communities where we trade.  We had a very successful day with lots of customers t...

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Oct 11, 2019

Playing our part at the Members' Meetings

The Northern Membership & Community Council (MCC) gave reports to members on the events and activities over the last six months.  Thanks to the council members who also assisted at the members' meetings to meet and greet members.  Speakers at the events included: Tiger Project which uses material...

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Oct 11, 2019

Co-operation in action at our Interim Members' Meetings

This week we have hosted 12 Interim Members' Evenings across our trading estate to update our members on the Society's half-year performance, as well as how we've supported our local communities. For those who could not make it, here is our half-year review film that was showcased at all of the ...

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Oct 08, 2019

Thirty community groups and charities handed share of £44,000 thanks to our Community Dividend Fund

Thirty projects are celebrating after sharing £44,000 in the latest payout from our Community Dividend Fund. Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are handed out every three months to a wide range of applicants. The fund guarantees that at least one per cent of the Society’s trading profit is reinv...

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Oct 07, 2019

Celebrating 25 years of fairtrade and past events and activities

It has been a pleasure promoting fairtrade over the years and as we celebrate the 25th anniversary, i wanted to share the many events we have supported.  From cooking events using fairtrade ingredients, quiz nights, a cycle ride when we celebrated 10 years of fairtrade, children's workshops, spec...

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Oct 07, 2019

What members can learn from an educational visit

Elaine Dean, President acted as courier for members from Derby on their educational visit to Hereford. She has blogged the following: "A small city in a rural county but rich in heritage. Its huge medieval cathedral houses a copy of the 1217 Magna Carta (updated version) an original Mappa Mundi a...

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Oct 04, 2019

Members being educated about Robert Owen and the Co-operative Movement

Members from all the Membership & Community Councils visited the Birthplace of Robert Owen in Newtown, Mid Wales.  Robert Owen was a true visionary and a pioneer of socialism and inspired the co-operative and trade union movements.  Council members gain hands on experience to enable them to have ...

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