There was fun for all the family in Ripley before children headed back to school as Central England Co-op held a ‘magical’ charity fun day.
The Society’s Ripley Supermarket hosted the free event which saw activities ranging from a ‘happy wacky magic show’, face painting, colouring competition and delicious food and drink tastings.
The event raised money for Dementia UK, there were also free health checks on offer for the community and a range of stalls for local good causes and community groups.
Store colleagues were joined by Central England Co-op Funeralcare who were on hand to promote their services and offer advice and guidance.
Nathan Burrows, Store Manager, said he and his colleagues were delighted to throw open their doors to the community and offer a fun day for local families.
He said: “Here at Derby Road supermarket we are proud to be part of a fantastic community in Ripley and we were delighted to provide a bit of a late summer holiday treat before children headed back to school.
“There was a real buzz in store and it was wonderful to see locals of all ages having a great time as we raised money for Dementia UK, which does such wonderful work for families affected by dementia.”
Central England Co-operative has been supporting Dementia UK since 2017 and so far, the Society has donated over £1 million to the charity. The money has been used to help pay for specialist Admiral Nurses, additional vital training and the on-going staffing of the free Dementia Helpline (0800 888 6678).