A Derby co-operator has given an insight into what it like working in a Central England Co-op store after deciding to volunteer to ensure communities continue to have access to food and essentials.
The Northern Membership & Community Council held its first virtual meeting via zoom. It went really well and everyone enjoyed seeing each other. We were able to conduct the meeting which was great.
I just wanted to share my re-deployment story with you. Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, I have started to assist at a food store near to where I live, which is Horsley
Carol Warham, MCC member and the Shepley Creative Writing group writes: Central England Co-operative has supported Shepley Creative Writing group for about four or five years and we are very grateful to them.
Students from the Ripley Academy took part in a chocolate mindfulness session and also a dementia workshop. It was a great opportunity to learn more about dementia and to become a friend, to
A Joint Society Faitrade Tea Dance was held at the Burton Town Hall to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight. Members from across the region came together to share the fantastic dance floor, network and learn
The Yorkshire Membership & Community Council members visited Suma, another type of co-operative formed in 1977. Suma based in Elland, nr Halifax is one the largest co-operatives of its kind in Europe selling
A great joint workshop with fairandfunky delivered in schools to showcase the importance of recycling and how to reduce the use of plastic. The children do a quiz, look at what plastics can
Fairtrade tastings were a real treat for customers at the refurbished store in Chellaston. Membership & Community Council members talked to customers about the importance of fairtrade. It was also a great opportunity
Children from Pinewood school in Arnold and Albany in Stapleford walked to the co-op stores to take part in the Ethical Challenge. This is where the children have to find certain logos within
It has been a busy two weeks of celebrating the great work of promoting fairtrade across the region. From schools visiting stores, attending schools assemblies and fairtrade tastings to a joint Tea Dance
Central England Co-operative has joined together with its communities in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire to mark a special Fairtrade Fortnight with two weeks of activities. The celebrations coincided with the 25th anniversary of