Central England Co-op Travel collects donations for Leicestershire Women’s Aid in Christmas appeal
Central England Co-operative Travel is collecting donations for women and children this Christmas, for Leicestershire Women’s Aid.
The store in Whetstone will be collecting donations from now until 17 December, to help families who are struggling this Christmas. Both customers and colleagues are donating to the charity. The travel branch is requesting new women's and children’s underwear, pyjamas, slippers, toiletries, canned food items, hats, gloves scarves, books and toys.
Amy Parkinson, Branch Manager at the Whetstone Travel Branch said: “We chose this charity because we thought it would be great to help people within our community who may need some extra support this Christmas after facing difficult times.”
The Santa’s Suitcase initiative has been a great success for the Society, and each Central England Co-operative Travel store chooses the charity that it collects for and donates to.
If you would like to help by donating any of the items needed, please go into the Central England Co-operative Travel Branch at Dog & Gun Lane, Whetstone, Leicester LE8 6LJ and speak to the team. The closing date for donations is 5pm on 17 December 2018.
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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, 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.
For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative
Rob Smyth at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140
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