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Feb 22, 2021

International Women's Day - Monday 8th March 2021

The Southern Membership & Community Council are pleased to invite women to our International Women's Event which is taking place via zoom on Monday 8th March 2021 from 3pm-5pm.  This year's theme is "Choose to Challenge" and we have four bitesize inspirational presentations from: The Serious Dom...

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Feb 22, 2021

Thousands of children to be reached with Fairtrade message during Fairtrade Fortnight

Central England Co-op is set to talk about the importance of Fairtrade to thousands of children as they provide a range of exciting content during two weeks of celebrations. The retailer will be hosting virtual workshops and supplying schools with home learning materials across the communities i...

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Feb 11, 2021

Co-operatives and Fairtrade: A Shared History

On the 2nd March you're invited to join member of Birmingham Co-op History Group and Central England Co-op's Chief Executive, Debbie Robinson, on-line to explore the story of how Co-operatives in the UK and around the world have supported, shaped and enabled the growth of the Fairtrade Movement o...

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Feb 05, 2021

Free home delivery for members in effort to ease the impact of lockdown

Members get free delivery bonus;

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Feb 03, 2021

Lifesaving frontline NHS heroes in Leicester boosted by donation of 1,000 bottles of water

Our Southern MCC support project donating refreshments to frontline NHS workers in Leicester;

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Jan 26, 2021

New Strategy for MCC's

During December and January, lots of on-line meetings and planning events have been taking place to review our Membership & Community Strategy.  Some of our key themes have been adapted, and agreed by the Board, and with a little bit of tweaking, the Southern MCC have a new plan to deliver. The ...

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Jan 19, 2021

On-Line Co-op Courses Return for the New Year

We are pleased that students have returned for the Winter term with the continuation of on-line tutorials. Our tutors have been nothing short of amazing as they have adapted to a very different way of teaching by continuing to support students with improving their skills, and more importantly cre...

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Jan 16, 2021

2020... What a Year!

As we have entered 2021 the Western Membership and Community Council(MCC) wanted to look back and reflect on some highlights of 2020, and how through a global pandemic we were still able to help support our members in our community. As we entered 2020 the Western MCC had lots of plans and event...

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Jan 16, 2021

MCC Chair Shaz reviews 2020

"As Chair of the Western MCC I can say that 2020 was a year that did not turn out the way we expected it to. We had big plans that had to be cancelled. From January to March 2020 we continued with our normal plan. We attended events and planned for our big activities that usually take place in th...

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Jan 14, 2021

Langley Bread donations

The Eastern MCC supported the Langley Bread group of widows in St Ives this week with supplies to enable the members to carry on baking through lockdown. The Mayor was present at the store to show support for the group.;

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Dec 22, 2020

Local support for schools

MCC member, Joanna assisted with sorting a donation of food for schools as they break up for the holidays.  it was great to support them and thank the students and teachers for all their support and how they have all managed during these difficult times.;

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Dec 22, 2020

Shoe box appeal in Huthwaite

MCC member Becci and Craig from Huthwaite Store/Garage have responded to the Shoe Box Appeal in Huthwaite to help people receive gifts over the Christmas period.  The Committee provided vouchers so that some 'fun' items could also go into the boxes along with some essential items.;

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