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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 29, 2022

Funeral & MCC Supporting The Big Green Week

In Market Harborough today, we joined our funeral colleagues to promote our eco-funerals.  We have seen a rise in our members and clients wanting to plan and organise their own funerals, with many thinking about the impact on the environment. With this is mind, it was a great opportunity to set ...

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Sep 27, 2022

The Big Green Week - 24th September - 1st October 2022

Today our colleagues and MCC members made a return visit to Saffron Brook in Leicester.  We previously volunteered during Co-op Fortnight where we cut back  some of the over-grown raspberry bushes to support the wildlife. The task today was to clear away some of the weeds in the pond area, again...

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Sep 23, 2022

The Great Big Green Week - 24th September - 1st October 2022

We have lots of activity taking place over the week with some of our own events and linking in with local climate change groups too.  Take a look at what is happening across Leicestershire, Bedfordshire & Nottinghamshire. Friday 23rd September 2022 Starting this evening, we are welcoming the Ma...

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Sep 10, 2022

Co-op History Exhibition - Whetstone Store

Heritage Week runs from Friday 9th - Sunday 18th September 2022, and we have brought a slice of Co-op History to our Store in Whetstone in Leicester.  Take the opportunity to go on a trip down memory lane and view some of artefacts that have been lovingly restored from bygone years.  From dairy c...

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Sep 05, 2022

Leicester Pride

On Saturday 3rd September 2022, colleagues from across the Society in Leicestershire & Northamptonshire and the Membership & Community Council, took part in the traditional march for Leicester Pride.  The March started at the Curve Theatre in the Cultural Quarter and made its way through the City...

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Sep 01, 2022

Co-op History Exhibition

To celebrate Heritage Week, which runs from 9th - 18th September 2022, we are taking our members and customers on a trip down memory lane.  We have recovered some artefacts, photos and memorabilia from bygone days and these will be displayed in our Whetstone Store at Dog & Gun Lane, Leicester LE8...

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Aug 31, 2022

Ratae Co-operative Players

The Ratae Co-operative Players are pleased to announce their next production - "Living Together" by Alan Ayckbourn, and directed by Russell Hughes. The Production runs from Thursday 13th October until Saturday 15th October 2022 at the International Arts Centre, Garden Street, Leicester LE1 3UA. ...

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Aug 22, 2022

Healthy Choices for Mums & Tots

Today, we were invited to the Mums & Tots Group, who meet at St John's on the Grange Estate in Kettering.  We have been supporting the newly formed group with some refreshments, and today we delivered our Healthy Choices Workshops.  Whilst the children played, mums and grandparents took part in o...

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Aug 22, 2022

Parks Day with St Matthews Big Local

Over the summer holidays, the MCC, Retail and Funeral colleagues have been supporting St Matthews Big Local charity with their Holiday and Fun activities, aimed at ensuring that those children who usually receive free school meals during the school term, have access to good quality food.  On Frid...

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