Central England Co-op Travel collects donations for the Liberty Project, in Santa’s Suitcase appeal
Central England Co-operative Travel is again collecting donations of toys and gifts this Christmas, for The Liberty Project.
The store in Beccles will be collecting donations from now until the 17 December, to help people who are struggling this Christmas. Both customers and colleagues are donating to the charity to provide support and a safe place to stay for children and mothers in need this Christmas.
Teresa Bailey-Green, Branch Manager at the Beccles Travel Branch said: “We like to make sure that we support a different charity each year. The Liberty Project provides a safe house for potential victims of human trafficking and modern day slavery and we are hoping that our local customers and local community will support this worthwhile cause.”
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 Beales Department Store, 22 Smallgate, Beccles NR34 9AD 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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