Be a ‘good egg’ and donate to Central England Co-op Travel’s annual Easter appeal in Oakham

Central England Co-op Travel in Oakham has launched its annual Easter Egg Appeal in a bid to support people in need.

The travel branch in Burley Road is collecting Easter eggs for the local Visions Children’s Centre, which provides advice and support to parents, carers and children from birth to 11 years old.

The Easter eggs will be distributed in time for Easter Sunday.

Travel branch manager Sharon Carr said: “We’re asking everyone in the local community to help us donate as many Easter eggs as possible to pass on to children at the Visions Children’s Centre which helps local parents and carers.

“It is the thirteenth year that Central England Co-op has organised this activity, helping to bring cheer to local families who otherwise may not receive a treat this Easter.

“Thank you to everyone who has donated in the past. We hope that this year’s appeal will be our most successful yet.”

Anyone who would like to donate an Easter egg should take it to the Central England Co-op travel branch in Burley Road, Oakham (open Monday – Saturday 9am-5.30pm) by Wednesday, 17 April.


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About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK. 

It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, travel shops, and property investment.

Central England Co-operative has over 400 trading outlets across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.  The Society has an ambitious food store development programme for 2019.

Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports a number of charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.

Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to members activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing or visiting

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Rob Smyth and James Brindle at Central England Co-operative on 01543 421390

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