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Our Membership and Community Relations Officer, James and his team, have been supporting communities in West Midlands and Staffordshire.

Jul 04, 2020

Our Stores have talent

On day 13 of Coop Fortnight and International Co-op Day I want to tell you how stores in our West 1 group have come together during the fortnight to co-operate in some fun videos in the first ever 'West 1's got Talent'. The group of stores under the leadership of Adrian Dunn, Operations Manager h...

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Jul 03, 2020

Co-operation in Lichfield to Deliver Food

Today on day 12 of Co-op Fortnight we celebrate a wonderful project that came about of the Covid-19 Pandemic. In Lichfield we teamed up with Lichfield District Council to ensure that local vulnerable people were able to access shopping and have it delivered. Today, the Community Delivery Hub in...

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Jul 02, 2020

More Good Deeds from the Western MCC

Its day 11 of Coop Fortnight and today I delivered food to two groups in Birmingham who are supporting local people during this Covid-19 Pandemic. The first group is a newly formed Covid-19 support group helping vulnerable in Chelmsley Wood. the group are working closely with the local authority...

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Jun 30, 2020

Lets Co-operate to help people in need this Fortnight

On day nine of Coop Fortnight, I wanted to highlight that our partners are in real need of food to help people in our community that are need it. During this lockdown our Foodbank partners have seen a decline in food being donated due to people stockpiling items as well as there being a smaller ...

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Jun 29, 2020

Co-op History on Display in Birmingham

On day 8 of Coop Fortnight our very own Central England Co-operative Board Director, member of the Membership and Community Council and fellow co-operator Richard Bickle writes about the Co-op History Display at our Great Barr Retail Store in Birmingham. The display celebrates the history of Birm...

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Jun 28, 2020

Acts of Co-operative Kindness

As we have reached the end of our first week of Coop Fortnight, I wanted to share some acts of Co-operative kindness that has taken place during the Covid-19 pandemic from the Western Membership and Community Council (MCC). In March we took the difficult decision to suspend our member groups and...

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