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Jun 21, 2021

Lights, Camera, Co-op for Co-operatives Fortnight!

Starting on Friday 18th June, Birmingham Film Co-op are working with Central England Co-operative and Co-op News to bring you a special fortnight of films all available to watch from the comfort of your home. Films enrich our lives - they educate, entertain, delight and transport us. But the fil...

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Jun 21, 2021

Young Co-operator Awards launched to celebrate young people who have made a difference in their local community

Amazing young people who have gone above and beyond for their local community during the last year are set to be celebrated as part of the first ever Young Co-operator Awards. We are calling on all our customers, members, and colleagues to nominate the best of the best across 10 categories who h...

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Jun 18, 2021

Southern MCC Support Clean Air Day

In partnership with Eco Schools and Sustrans, we supported Clean Air Day at St Thomas More School in Leicester.  To promote Clean Air Day, the road outside the school was closed and the children were able to take part in various activities such as learning to ride a bike, ball games, and even cha...

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Jun 17, 2021

Central England Co-op to host free Fairtrade wine tasting event

Co-op's Fairtrade wine celebrated at free virtual event during Co-op Fortnight.;

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Jun 16, 2021

Co-op Fortnight and celebrating Robert Owen

The Membership & Community Councils wanted to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Robert Owen with a new booklet to be shared with colleagues, members and customers to educate them about the role of Owen.  He played a major part in our successful Co-operative Society.  The Poster and booklets are ...

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Jun 16, 2021

Father’s Day shopping trends revealed as part of new research ahead of this year’s event

Central England Co-op reveals the top trends in Father's Day buying in its stores.;

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Jun 14, 2021

During Co-op Fortnight

Here is a small selection of Member events to choose from, but do browse the rest of our Member blogs for more information and opportunities.;

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Jun 14, 2021

Let's Cooperate

Between 21 June and 4 July 2021, the message is clear and simple, #JoinACoop;

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Jun 14, 2021

Central England Co-op launches annual food bank donation campaign to help tackle holiday hunger

Summer Food Bank Appeal launched.;

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Jun 11, 2021

The Return of our Popular Healthy Choices Workshop

After, over 12 months, I was delighted to be invited in to Softtouch Arts in Leicester, an organisation that supports vulnerable young people, to deliver our ever popular Healthy Choices Workshop. The organisation stayed open during the pandemic to continue to support the young people who access...

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Jun 11, 2021

Football fan Matt takes on year-long virtual charity challenge to visit every Premier League ground

It's all to raise funds for Dementia UK.;

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