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Sep 29, 2022

Funeral & MCC Supporting The Big Green Week

In Market Harborough today, we joined our funeral colleagues to promote our eco-funerals.  We have seen a rise in our members and clients wanting to plan and organise their own funerals, with many thinking about the impact on the environment. With this is mind, it was a great opportunity to set ...

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Sep 28, 2022

The Woodland Games

On 3 September our Central England Co-op MCC member Shaz attend the Woodland Games in South Birmingham. Hear his account of the day below Central England Co-op Western MCC supported the Woodland Games in south Birmingham. The Woodland Games an art adventure that helped the participants learn a...

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Sep 27, 2022

The Big Green Week - 24th September - 1st October 2022

Today our colleagues and MCC members made a return visit to Saffron Brook in Leicester.  We previously volunteered during Co-op Fortnight where we cut back  some of the over-grown raspberry bushes to support the wildlife. The task today was to clear away some of the weeds in the pond area, again...

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Sep 27, 2022

Colleagues celebrate Birmingham Pride

Colleagues from Central England Co-op Retail, Funeral and Support Centre businesses came together on Saturday to celebrate Pride. This Year's Pride was celebrating 25 years in Birmingham! Over 30 colleagues took part in either the parade or the community stand in Pride's Community Village. The ...

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Sep 23, 2022

The Great Big Green Week - 24th September - 1st October 2022

We have lots of activity taking place over the week with some of our own events and linking in with local climate change groups too.  Take a look at what is happening across Leicestershire, Bedfordshire & Nottinghamshire. Friday 23rd September 2022 Starting this evening, we are welcoming the Ma...

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Sep 10, 2022

Co-op History Exhibition - Whetstone Store

Heritage Week runs from Friday 9th - Sunday 18th September 2022, and we have brought a slice of Co-op History to our Store in Whetstone in Leicester.  Take the opportunity to go on a trip down memory lane and view some of artefacts that have been lovingly restored from bygone years.  From dairy c...

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Sep 07, 2022

A Summer of Health for Young People in the West Midlands

During the Summer holidays over 1,500 young people were introduced to healthy choices activity from members of the Western MCC and myself at local Holidays and Food clubs. We worked with Progressive Sports in Staffordshire, Sporting Spirit in Birmingham, and Central Co-op Learning Trust in Burton...

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Sep 06, 2022

Lowestoft Heritage Day 17th September

Come and learn about the Cooperative Heritage in Lowestoft for our open day at the Parcels Office in conjunction with Heritage Open Days. There will be an exhibition to showcase the former CWS canning factory and the Cooperative Holiday Camp with film shows and a chance to record memories and s...

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Sep 06, 2022

Bike events in the East

Eastern MCC have supported two bike events across the eastern region. The first took place at our Yaxley store on 30/08/2022 with donations of 10 bikes to be recycled and given to charity and another 8 repairs. The second at our Littleport Wisbech road store on 1/09/2022, with a further 7 donatio...

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Sep 05, 2022

Leicester Pride

On Saturday 3rd September 2022, colleagues from across the Society in Leicestershire & Northamptonshire and the Membership & Community Council, took part in the traditional march for Leicester Pride.  The March started at the Curve Theatre in the Cultural Quarter and made its way through the City...

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Sep 01, 2022

Co-op History Exhibition

To celebrate Heritage Week, which runs from 9th - 18th September 2022, we are taking our members and customers on a trip down memory lane.  We have recovered some artefacts, photos and memorabilia from bygone days and these will be displayed in our Whetstone Store at Dog & Gun Lane, Leicester LE8...

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