It has been a fantastic first week of Co-op Fortnight at Central England Co-operative with some great opportunities to be ‘coopy’ and work with our communities.
The Society’s big act of co-operation this year has been to open the doors of our food stores to local member groups, community groups, good causes and projects to raise awareness, promote themselves and raise vital funds.
We have had some great activity in our stores already from food bank collections to art displays and even a theatre group performing the Pirates of Penzance in full costume – it’s all been happening!
There is plenty more great stuff to look forward to in our stores next week, including a special drumming performance and lots more coopy activity.
There has also been some great work taking place in our community in week one with some true acts of co-operation from our colleagues.
This has included daily volunteering by members and colleagues in the Leicester area at the Action Homeless Food Stop, a litter pick by property and retail colleagues in Wells-next-the-Sea and colleagues from right across the business volunteering at the Food and Farming Day in Peterborough.
And there is still lots to come next week including a Fairtrade Football Tournament in Birmingham on Monday.
Keep an eye on Membership Matters for updates during the rest of the campaign.