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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.

Mar 10, 2020

Dementia awareness session at Ripley School

Students from the Ripley Academy took part in a chocolate mindfulness session and also a dementia workshop.  It was a great opportunity to learn more about dementia and to become a friend, to enable them to go further with their understanding.  The students were most appreciative of the Member & ...

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Mar 10, 2020

How dancing can promote fairtrade

A Joint Society Faitrade Tea Dance was held at the Burton Town Hall to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight.  Members from across the region came together to share the fantastic dance floor, network and learn from each other.  Members from the NEMCO Dance Group in Eastwood had a brilliant time and as we...

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Mar 10, 2020

Co-op to Co-op

The Yorkshire Membership & Community Council members visited Suma, another type of co-operative formed in 1977.   Suma based in Elland, nr Halifax is one the largest co-operatives of its kind in Europe selling vegetarian and natural products to people who want to eat differently - and better.  Ra...

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Mar 10, 2020

Kirkroyds School in Wooldale learning about plastic.

A great joint workshop with fairandfunky delivered in schools to showcase the importance of recycling and how to reduce the use of plastic.  The children do a quiz, look at what plastics can be recycled and which cannot and then they design a fish from old materials.  It is a great and practical ...

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Mar 10, 2020

Fairtrade tastings in Chellaston.

Fairtrade tastings were a real treat for customers at the refurbished store in Chellaston.  Membership & Community Council members talked to customers about the importance of fairtrade. It was also a great opportunity to see how the store had received investment to bring greater services to custo...

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Mar 10, 2020

Children in Nottingham enjoying an Ethical challenge.

Children from Pinewood school in Arnold and Albany in Stapleford walked to the co-op stores to take part in the Ethical Challenge.  This is where the children have to find certain logos within the store.  These included the fairtrade logo, FSC, (Forest Stewardship Council), BUAV (not tested on an...

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Mar 10, 2020

Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight.

It has been a busy two weeks of celebrating the great work of promoting fairtrade across the region.  From schools visiting stores, attending schools assemblies and fairtrade tastings to a joint Tea Dance and supporting Bala Fairtrade footballs.  As an ethical business it has been another year of...

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Mar 10, 2020

Highlights of Fairtrade Fortnight 2020 in Northern region

Central England Co-operative has joined together with its communities in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire to mark a special Fairtrade Fortnight with two weeks of activities. The celebrations coincided with the 25th anniversary of Fairtrade products hitting the shelves in the UK, with th...

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