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Feb 01, 2023

Savvy Shopping At Sturdee Road

Yesterday evening, we were delighted to invite a group of young adults from the Eyres Monsell Club for Young People into our Sturdee Road Store. The purpose of the visit was to get savvy about your shopping so we set them the challenge of feeding a family of four, breakfast, lunch and dinner on ...

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Feb 01, 2023

Careers Day at Maplewell School

Colleagues from across the Society took place in the first of two careers day with Maplewell School near Loughborough. The school supports students with learning disabilities and has partnered with Central Co-op to prepare students for the world of work.  The students were given the opportunity t...

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Jan 26, 2023

Time to Talk - Thursday 2nd February 2023

Next Thursday we are partnering with Co-op Group at a Time to Talk event at our new Insomnia Café in Blaby in Leicestershire. We have lots of resources to help everyone get talking, including some fun and interactive games.  We are also offering half price tea and coffee for all attendees. So w...

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Jan 20, 2023

New Keep Fit Group in Anstey

We are pleased to report that we have a new Keep Fit Class in Anstey which takes place on Friday mornings from 10am until 11am at the Anstey Methodist Church on Cropston Road (close to our Co-op Store).  The sessions are run by Tracey Wilson who supported our other Keep Fit class which meets at t...

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Jan 11, 2023

Sustainable Schools Celebrations

We were pleased to support the Sustainable Schools Celebration Awards evening in Leicester on 10th January 2023 by providing the refreshments for the event.  We have worked with Sustainable Schools for a number of years, usually by supporting the children in various health and environmental proje...

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Jan 02, 2023

Co-op Gardening Group Celebrate Christmas and plan for 2023

Cath Palgrave, MCC Member who attends the Gardening Group talks about the final meeting of 2022 below. The last Co op gardening club of the 2022 saw us making terrariums (miniature gardens which can mostly look after themselves through condensation). One of our members talked us through the proc...

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Dec 23, 2022

A Shift at Newbold Verdon Store

As Membership & Community activity in the Southern region draws to a close in time for Christmas, I worked a shift on the eve of Christmas eve in my local Co-op Store in Newbold Verdon.  Stores are so busy with extra deliveries and members and customers shopping for their festive treats,  I decid...

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Dec 23, 2022

Helping to Feed Children

The Southern MCC, along with our Funeral Colleagues, this week have been helping to serve hot meals to children accessing Holiday and Fun activities at St Matthews Big Local.  The children accessing the activity have come from various areas across the city and come from hard pressed families who ...

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Dec 19, 2022

21 charities and good causes receive our support

"We’re pleased to support so many good causes and initiatives that make a meaningful difference to members of our communities.";

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Dec 19, 2022

Our £1,000 voucher winner!

These vouchers will make a huge difference to us, not only to make this a very special Christmas but also in the New Year too;

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Dec 14, 2022

New Keep Fit Group for Members

We are excited to share that we have new Keep Fit class opening in Anstey in Leicester after Christmas with Tracey Wilson, Instructor. The new class starts on Friday 6th January 2023 at the Methodist Church, Cropston Road, Anstey, Leicester LE7 7BP from 10am-11am and is suitable for all levels.  ...

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Dec 14, 2022

Local Area Partnership Meetings

Andrea Rudge, Southern Membership & Community Council member, and myself have been invited by North Northants Council to a number of meetings across the region to look at local area partnerships.  The meetings have also been attended by the police and care providers, schools, and churches etc. Th...

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