Central England Co-op gets its walking boots on for special sponsored walk in Sutton Park to raise funds for Dementia UK

Central England Co-op colleagues, customers and members are getting their walking boots on for a sponsored walk in Sutton Park to raise funds for specialist dementia nurses.

The event, which is called the DUK Walk, will start at 11am on Sunday, 10 June, with options of a 3km or a 6km route through the park.

The Society is encouraging everyone to join in and bring a picnic, family, friends and pets along to support.

Central England Co-op has been raising funds for its chosen charity Dementia UK to recruit more dementia specialist Admiral Nurses across its 16 county trading area.

These nurses are highly trained to assist those living with dementia and their loved ones, either in one-to-one sessions or through its Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline.

The numbers of those living with dementia in the UK currently stands at 850,000, but by 2020 this is expected to increase to over one million.  Dementia does not discriminate with many people becoming affected by early onset dementia, and although there are certain conditions that will heighten the likelihood of dementia, it can affect anyone.

Hannah Gallimore, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Central England Co-op, said: “We have been actively fundraising for Dementia UK since the beginning of the partnership in August 2017. “Colleagues, customers and members have really got behind the charity as dementia can affect anyone at any time.

“It isn’t just those living with dementia that need help and support, as their loved ones and carers will also need support and guidance, which is supplied by the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline.

“The DUK Walk is a great way to get people raising money and enjoying spending some time with loved ones in a great location. We are encouraging people to join in, raise money and spend some time together.”

The event is free and all people need to do to take part is visit www.eventbrite.co.uk and search for #DUKWalk


 Notes to editors


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, 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 2018.


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 members@centralengland.coop or visiting https://www.members.coop


For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative


Rob Smyth / Heather Clapton at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140


Email –publicrelations@centralengland.coop