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Dec 09, 2019

Beautiful Handmade Wreaths for Christmas

Our Floristry class students, under the expertise of Sharon Kinder, have been busy making their own Christmas Wreaths for Christmas.  The two groups that run on a Thursday morning and afternoon in Fleckney, Leicestershire are so popular we are now looking to increase the classes to three in the N...

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Dec 09, 2019

New Community Store in Tamworth Opens

Recently we opened our latest convenience store in Tamworth.  The store boasts new initiatives for our convenience estate including outdoor seating, indoor conversation bench, indoor area to charge devices and free drinking water. The store was opened by local school children from Ashcroft Infan...

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Dec 09, 2019

Christmas Sharing - take a closer look at the Co-op festive offerings we have this year

Every week from November 11 to December 16, we will be talking about our Christmas products by showcasing everything from taste tests to festive recipes with the help of colleagues, customers and members.;

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Dec 09, 2019

Birkby Infant School learning about ways to save our plant.

Thanks to fairandfunky for delivery another brilliant day.  With over 60 Year 2 children at Birkby Infants they created sea creatures from single use plastics and shared little ways to look after the planet. What do you do with your rubbish? How can you reduce your waste?#ReUse [https://twitter....

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Dec 09, 2019

Christmas goodies at Shepley Craft Fair

Tom and Carol from the Yorkshire Member & Community Council were delighted to supported the Shepley Christmas Fair with Co-op tastings.  Everyone was so impressed with the range of products and the quality.  It was such a success that next year we will provide more samples, especially the gluten ...

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Dec 09, 2019

Wellbeing day at Belper with some Christmas cheer!

With the run up to Christmas a Wellbeing Day was held in Belper to give people some advice and support so that they can enjoy their Christmas.  The Membership & Community Council talked to customers about portion sizes and sugar and gave tastings of products that in moderation can make a cheerful...

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Dec 09, 2019

Warm mulled wine and mince pies were a hit at Dodworth Festival of Light

Together with the Dodworth Co-op Store, the Yorkshire Member & Community Council again supported the Festival of Light event.  Due to the cold weather we were able to go inside the Central Club and warm people up with the mulled wine and mince pies.  The event attracted a number of people and it ...

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Dec 09, 2019

Calow lights up!

Calow Lights Up! The Membership & Community Council, together with the new Co-op store in Calow, were delighted to support the Calow Light Festival on 4th December.  Support was given towards the workshops for lantern making and some products for a hamper and tastings.  Kaye and Lyn who organise...

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Dec 04, 2019

Funeral colleagues support charity’s poignant Christmas efforts

Four colleagues from our funeral team in the eastern region have given up their time to spread some Christmas cheer and support a local charity dedicated to supporting bereaved British Forces children and young people. John Barry, Funeral Director at Kings Lynn Funeral Home, Laura Crowley, Senio...

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Dec 03, 2019

Property team hit target with Bowls Club donation

Members of Derby Co-op Bowls Club can now take a load off their feet after a game, on furniture donated by Central England Co-op. The Society’s property team have recycled used furniture from Spondon Funeral Home which was removed following a recent refurbishment, for the benefit of the club whi...

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Dec 02, 2019

Over 700 visitors to Oakham Castle Fairtrade Market

Last Saturday we joined other Fairtrade groups & retailers at a Fairtrade Christmas Market at Oakham Castle.  There were lots of ideas for Christmas gifts amongst the many stall holders and the Southern MCC worked alongside our retail colleagues to promote and offer tastings on a selection of our...

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Dec 01, 2019

Central England Co-op urges people to donate a festive treat to help people in need

Central England Co-operative is urging customers and members to donate festive treats and everyday items as part of its 2019 Christmas Food Bank Appeal to help people in need. The retailer worked closely with over 50 food bank providers last year to collect over 75,000 items as part of a special...

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