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

Central England Co-op Travel branches in Bourne, Market Deeping and Spalding have launched their annual Easter Egg Appeal in a bid to support people in need.

The travel branches are collecting Easter eggs for Amazon Children’s Ward, in Peterborough, to bring some cheer to children who are unwell this Easter.

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

Travel branch manager Sarah Maltby said: “We’re asking everyone to help us donate as many Easter eggs as possible to give to children at Amazon Children’s Ward.

“Families can experience very challenging times when their child has a long-term illness or is suddenly or severely ill and we want this year’s appeal can be the best ever in bringing the children and their families some Easter cheer.

“People have been so generous in donating to support the Ward. Thank you to everyone for their kindness in previous years.”

Anyone who would like to donate an Easter egg can take it to the Central England Co-op travel branches in Abbey Road, Bourne, Beales Department Store, 7 Market Place, in Spalding or 7 The Precincts, in Market Deeping (all open Monday – Saturday 9am-5.30pm). The deadline for donations is 18 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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