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Our Membership and Community Relations Officer, Karen and her team, have been supporting communities in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and North Warwickshire.

Sep 14, 2020

Narborough & Littlethorpe Walking Street Market

When the village that I lived in announced that they were holding a Walking Street Market to encourage the community to get out and about, Laura our team leader at the local store, and I thought this was a great opportunity to get involved and raise some funds for our corporate charity, Dementia ...

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Sep 08, 2020

Lutterworth Photographic Society Co-operative

The Lutterworth Photographic Society Co-operative hold two competitions per year that are only open to all members and the pictures are usually awarded by an external judge.  This year, they had to hold their competition by Zoom and John Hadden, a long time member was given the honorable task of ...

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Sep 02, 2020

Co-op Vouchers Support Woman Dealing with Cancer

The Southern MCC have donated vouchers to AgeUK to support members of the community who are experiencing food poverty.  One example of how our vouchers have made a difference is Mr Sumra's story. Mr Sumra is the main carer for his mum who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer.  He was inv...

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Aug 28, 2020

Award Winning Leicester Drama Groups

Congratulations to both our Ratae Co-operative Players & Whetstone Drama Group who have won awards in this years NANDA (Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Drama Association) Play of the Year Competition for 2019/20. The "Peter and Joan Martin Award/Front of House Award" went to the Ratae Co-operativ...

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Aug 24, 2020

Members swap Keep Fit Classes for Walking

Members from our Keep Fit Group have not only been missing their weekly classes - they have been missing each other!  During the lock-down they had been staying in touch by creating a Whatsapp Group to share photographs of gardens, weekly quizzes and riddles and stories etc.  They were missing ea...

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Aug 17, 2020

Co-op Members raise funds for Dementia UK

Creative members of Central England Co-op in Leicestershire have been busy doing their bit to help keep customers and colleagues safe while also raising vital funds for charity. They have designed homemade face coverings that have gone on sale in two local Central England Co-op food stores to ra...

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Aug 11, 2020

New Hygiene Bank - Market Harborough

In my previous blog I talked about the new Hygiene Bank that the Southern Membership & Community Council recently supported by donating vouchers and here is what Judy, one of the volunteers, had to say:- "I thought I'd let you see what an amazing gift the Co-op has made to Harborough Hygiene Ban...

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Aug 07, 2020

Lutterworth Watercolour Artists' Co-operative

The latest challenge set for members of our Lutterworth Watercolour Artists' Co-operative was famous people and I particularly like the fun that one of the members had with the Mona Lisa.  Below are some more images that really do capture the expertise and skills of the members.;

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Jul 31, 2020

Southern MCC support Kettering Mind Crisis Cafe

Andrea, our MCC member went to Kettering Mind to hand over some vouchers which had been donated by the council to support the cafe during these difficult times. Here is what Andrea had to say:- "It’s a great place –  it has meeting rooms, a café, a craft room, a big kitchen, counselling rooms a...

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