Central England Co-op Ruth walking on air for dementia

Ruth Booker, who works at the Central England Co-op, Elder Way retail store in Chesterfield is braving the skies for a Wing Walk in aid of Dementia UK, the Society’s chosen charity.

Ruth works as a Team leader and is braving the heights of a wing walk, to raise as much money as she can for the charity, which provides specialist dementia nurses for those living with dementia and their loved ones. 

Colleagues across the Society are participating in different ways to raise funds, including running events, football tournaments and sponsored walks. Ruth has decided to do something different and dramatic with a wing walk.

Ruth said: “I am apprehensive and excited at the same time about this! Hopefully I will be able to raise as much as I can for charity. Practically everyone knows someone who has been affected by dementia in some way so I want to do my bit.” 

The wing walk will be on a Boeing Stearman biplane on Saturday 12 May at 1pm, and Ruth’s colleagues will be cheering her on.

Dementia UK provides specialist dementia Admiral Nurses, who work with those living with dementia in one-on-one sessions, or as a part of the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline, which is available for anyone who needs support, whether it is friends or family.

If you would like to donate to Ruth’s wing walk, please see https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ruth-booker 

For further information on Dementia UK https://www.dementiauk.org/ 


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Picture Reference: Ruth Booker from Elder Way Retail in Chesterfield

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