Southern

The Southern Membership and Community Relations Officer is Karen Bevan. She oversees Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and North Warwickshire.

Jan 20, 2023

New Keep Fit Group in Anstey

New Keep Fit Group in Anstey

We are pleased to report that we have a new Keep Fit Class in Anstey which takes place on Friday mornings from 10am until 11am at the Anstey Methodist Church on Cropston Road

Jan 11, 2023

Sustainable Schools Celebrations

Sustainable Schools Celebrations

We were pleased to support the Sustainable Schools Celebration Awards evening in Leicester on 10th January 2023 by providing the refreshments for the event.  We have worked with Sustainable Schools for a number

Dec 23, 2022

A Shift at Newbold Verdon Store

A Shift at Newbold Verdon Store

As Membership & Community activity in the Southern region draws to a close in time for Christmas, I worked a shift on the eve of Christmas eve in my local Co-op Store in Newbold

Dec 23, 2022

Helping to Feed Children

Helping to Feed Children

The Southern MCC, along with our Funeral Colleagues, this week have been helping to serve hot meals to children accessing Holiday and Fun activities at St Matthews Big Local.  The children accessing the

Dec 14, 2022

New Keep Fit Group for Members

New Keep Fit Group for Members

We are excited to share that we have new Keep Fit class opening in Anstey in Leicester after Christmas with Tracey Wilson, Instructor. The new class starts on Friday 6th January 2023 at

Dec 14, 2022

Local Area Partnership Meetings

Local Area Partnership Meetings

Andrea Rudge, Southern Membership & Community Council member, and myself have been invited by North Northants Council to a number of meetings across the region to look at local area partnerships.  The meetings have

Dec 9, 2022

Whetstone Co-op Host 60 Children

Whetstone Co-op Host 60 Children

We were again pleased to invite nearby Badgerbrook Primary School back into store their annual visit.  60 children visited the store to learn about food labelling and what is behind the label, from

Dec 7, 2022

Christmas Wreath Making

Christmas Wreath Making

After numerous invitations, Jody from our team who provides all of our admin support, and I finally had the opportunity to visit our Floristry class in Fleckney.  There are now four member classes

Nov 30, 2022

Mind Your Money Game Gets The Thumbs Up!

Mind Your Money Game Gets The Thumbs Up!

Our new Co-operative "Mind Your Money" board game received the thumbs up from a group of young people with learning disabilities.  The group is supported by Leicester City in the Community and as

Nov 28, 2022

Can't Play Players support Green Friday

Can't Play Players support Green Friday

On Friday, we supported Green Friday, which is a campaign to encourage everyone to do some something active and enjoy the great outdoors, with the return of our Can't Play Players Football match.

Nov 21, 2022

Oakham Fairtrade Christmas Market

Oakham Fairtrade Christmas Market

On Saturday, we  supported the Rutland Fairtrade Group with their annual Christmas Fairtrade Market, which takes place at Oakham Castle.  We were very fortunate to have Geoff from our Oakham Store on the