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Nov 27, 2020

Further support for hygiene poverty project with second donation point

Kibworth Food Store now offering donation point to the Market Harborough Hygiene Bank.;

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Nov 24, 2020

Lutterworth Watercolour Artists' Co-operative

This month, members of our Lutterworth Watercolour Artists' Co-operative submitted 26 paintings, based on a Winter theme.  The group have been unable to meet since the first lockdown but with the monthly themes that they set themselves they continue to participate, stay engaged, and improve their...

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Nov 13, 2020

Co-op Bands remember the fallen on Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday was very different for our bands this year as it was the first time in a very long time they were not able to mark the occasion together in services close to their hometowns.  This year, the Brass Section of the Leicester Co-op Band, paid tribute by standing outside their own h...

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Nov 10, 2020

Central England Co-op hold second virtual workshop to help educate youngsters in lockdown

Fairtrade is the subject of second virtual educational workshop for children.;

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Nov 09, 2020

Communities giving backing to Christmas Toybox Appeal

Donations start rolling in for Central England Co-op's Christmas Toybox Appeal.;

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Nov 05, 2020

Halloween Celebrations Help a Rise in Food Donations

Our colleagues on the front-line really got behind this year's Halloween celebrations by dressing up, cake making, offering free goodies and treats, along with colouring competitions, pumpkin carving and lot of other in-store activities  across the region. The Southern Membership & Community Cou...

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Nov 04, 2020

Derbyshire funeral colleagues help to improve local environment

Central England Co-op Funeralcare in Allenton help to keep local area clean and tidy.;

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Nov 04, 2020

Mountsorrel food store gets fresh new look with £55k makeover

Central England Co-op in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire receives a raft of updates.;

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Oct 29, 2020

Community groups and good causes benefit from vital funding from Northern MCC

Hundreds of pounds handed to good causes by Central England Co-op's Northern members.;

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Oct 28, 2020

Virtual workshop to help educate children about making healthy choices

Popular healthy choices workshops offered by Central England Co-op to be piloted online.;

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Oct 27, 2020

Family of businesses come together to celebrate stores' birthday

Recently our family of businesses came together to celebrate the 10th birthday of our Dyas Road store in Great Barr, Birmingham. The socially distanced event was held outdoors with measures in place to keep our members and the local community safe while they were attending. The event was the br...

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Oct 23, 2020

Co-op Friendship Group Return

Following the re-opening of the resource centre where the group meet, some of our members of the Co-op Friendship Group wanted to return, especially those who have felt lonely and isolated during the pandemic.  The group are keeping within the recommended six and enjoying a variety of different c...

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