Central England Co-op Supports Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Cambridgeshire
Central England Co-operative Funeralcare will be serving up coffee and cake across Cambridgeshire to raise money as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Colleagues from four Funeral Homes will be opening their doors to the public on or around Friday, 28 September to play their part in supporting the annual flagship fundraiser.
Every year people from across the country gather together to have a catch up, a cuppa and a slice of cake while helping to support the event, which collected £27.6 million in 2017.
A total of 35 events and activities are being held across the Central England Co-operative trading region to raise funds for Macmillan.
Kevin Crute, Head of Funeral at Central England Co-operative, said: “Everyone at Central England Co-operative Funeralcare is proud to once again support Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
“Holding these events offers a great opportunity for us to meet members of the local community and at the same time raise funds for a very deserving cause.
“Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the refreshments.”
The first official World’s Biggest Coffee Morning took place in 1991 and has gone on to be the biggest fundraising event of its kind, raising over £165 million for people affected by cancer.
Jo Judges, Head of Services for Macmillan Cancer Support in the Midlands, said:
“All of Macmillan services, including Macmillan professional posts, are funded entirely by the generosity of donations made by Macmillan supporters. Support from companies like Central England Co-operative is therefore vital for us as an organisation. Each Macmillan Coffee Morning they hold this year will enable us to continue supporting people living with cancer from the moment they are diagnosed and for that, we are incredibly grateful.”
Planned events in Cambridgeshire:
- M J Claypole Funeral Directors, held at 37 Main Street, Yaxley from 10am to 12pm on Thursday, 27 September
- Co-operative Funeralcare Stanground, Peterborough Road, Stanground from 10am to 12pm on Friday, 28 September
- HE Bull & Son Funeral Service, held at 61 Inhams Road, Whittlesey, from 10am on Friday, 28 September
- Dennis Easton Funeral Service, held at The Corn Exchange, Market Hill, St Ives from 10am to 2pm on Friday, 28 September
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.
The company’s funeral business consists of over 120 funeral homes across 16 counties, 10 florists, masonry production and administration, Bretby Crematorium and Terry Smiths coffin factory.
Central England Co-operative has more than 430 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 and funeral home 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.
For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, @mycooplife and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative
Rob Smyth at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140
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