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May 13, 2021

Southern MCC Support Eid at our Evington Road Store

Our Evington Road Store colleagues have been busy during Ramadan, and in the last week they have been helping members and customers with all their last minute purchases for Eid, which is being celebrated today. It really has been a time of celebration with the store's windows displaying all the l...

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May 13, 2021

Central England Co-op unveil special portrait and join celebrations to mark 250th birthday of pioneering co-operator

How Central England Co-op is marking the 250th birthday of Robert Owen;

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May 12, 2021

Leicestershire food store gets fresh new look with £156k makeover

Central England Co-op in Blaby Road, Wigston receives transformation.;

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May 12, 2021

Retailers unite to call for Government to avoid a “life sentence” of violence and abuse for shopworkers

Central England Co-op join with over 30 other retailers to urge MPs to back an amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts (PCSC) Bill;

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May 10, 2021

Members make donation to support victims of domestic abuse in Leicestershire

Central England Co-op Southern MCC members have made a voucher donation to the Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit at Leicestershire Police;

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May 10, 2021

Supporting Wild Space

The Yorkshire Membership & Community Council supported the River Holme Connections team with their crowdfunding campaign with a donation of £1,000 to the “Thongsbridge wild space” project. The contribution helped fund part of the new 120 metre section of riverside footpath (crushed stone) and an...

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May 10, 2021

Helping Climate Change. Take small steps to improve your lifestyles. Free Bike checks and also donate unwanted bikes to help others.

With the number of issues being highlighted to combat climate change, we are pleased to be working with Inclusive Pedals in Chesterfield offering some free bike maintenance checks and also the opportunity to donate old bikes for refurbishment. Please pop down and see us.  Huthwaite Garage on 27t...

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May 10, 2021

Thanks to Ollie for stepping up during the pandemic

Ollie Pardo, Vice-Chair of Membership & Community Council stepped up at the beginning of the pandemic and went to work in our Hasland Store.  He has made a real difference and helped the store during this very difficult time.  His time has now come to an end but the colleagues wanted to thank Oll...

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May 10, 2021

Celebrating International Women's Day in Derby

The Northern Membership & Community Council working with Spiral Arts in Derby to produce banners to be displayed at the Arboretum Park in Normanton. Members helped to produce craft banners with positive messages which was to inspire people during the lockdown.  Craftivism is a way to use craft t...

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May 10, 2021

Supporting a Fairtrade colouring book in Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Member & Community Council worked with fairandfunky to support a Fairtrade Colouring Book.  The book was designed by Helen Robinson to help raise the profile of the important of fairtrade.  The books were available free in food stores for children to collect.;

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May 10, 2021

Virtual Quiz for Fairtrade Fortnight

Members in Yorkshire took part in a virtual Fairtrade Quiz.  This was a very interactive event and presented by members of the Whetstone Drama Group in Leicester.  They used technology to help with showing films to highlight the importance of Fairtrade and some fun and interactive rounds.  From g...

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May 10, 2021

Our pioneering food scheme shortlisted for top award

We are delighted to announce that our work with Lichfield District Council to help provide access to food and vital essentials to vulnerable people has been shortlisted for a major award. The annual Support Staffordshire Volunteer Star Awards is an evening celebration aimed at publicly recognisi...

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