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Our Membership and Community Relations Officer, Tanya and her team, have been supporting communities in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South / West Yorkshire.

Jul 03, 2020

Watch how Valley Beats Samba Band has managed to keep connected during lockdown.

Valley Beats Samba Band is supported by the Yorkshire Cluster Group of the Membership & Community Council.  The band members are usually out and about attending events and meeting up to practice.  However, during the lock down they have managed to put a few films together which have been put toge...

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Jul 01, 2020

Food banks thank our colleagues for their quick response

The Northern MCC  donated £2,000 to help two good causes in Derbyshire and Nottingham supporting people in need The Northern MCC has supported food banks in a number of ways for many years, but just recently they have responded to emergency demands from both Hope Nottingham and Salcare in Hean...

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Jul 01, 2020

Celebrating Co-operatives Fortnight - Co-ops behind brands

Next time you go shopping, just remember the wonderful co-ops you are supporting by putting some of these items in your shopping basket.  From: seed grower co-operative to make Colman's mustard to green pea co-operative to Birds Eye peas.  Other co-operatives around the world include Ocean Spra...

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Jul 01, 2020

Co-operative Fortnight - supporting other co-operatives

Did you know that by buying certain items in a Co-op, you are also helping to support the Co-operative Economy.  Suma is a workers' co-operative of ordinary people built on integrity and equality for more than 40 years. Iris Bio, a worker co-operative in Northern Italy makes organic pasta which ...

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Jul 01, 2020

Essential support for the vulnerable in Derby

We have been working with the Derby City Council and the Derby County FC Community Trust to deliver food items to those people that have had to stay at home for the 12 week period under government advice.  We have acted as the community hub to take shopping orders from the Council and then take p...

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Jul 01, 2020

New store opening in Beeston and help towards the local food hub.

It was very exciting to visit the new store in Beeston to give the Manager, Ashley some support.  Joanna, MCC member and myself popped over to help stock up and give the team some extra pairs of hands.  It is great to have a store in Beeston and it also has some fantastic community extras from se...

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Jul 01, 2020

Mental Health Awareness - time for a cuppa!

MCC member, Joanna and MCRO Tanya, spent time together to have a chat.  It was also nice to be in the store in Littleover to be able to buy some very nice cakes to support mental health awareness week.  The Society encourages colleagues and members to share their stories and help one another.  Du...

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Jul 01, 2020

A successful virtual AGM.

A successful virtual Members’ Meeting. Due to the coronavirus we were unable to hold our normal face to face meetings but for those of you who managed to join us for our first ever virtual online members’ meeting, I am sure you will agree it was a great success. Some technical issues at the star...

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