Central England Co-operative Supports Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Staffordshire

Central England Co-operative Funeralcare will be serving up coffee and cake across Staffordshire to raise money as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Colleagues from three 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. Colleagues at Central England Co-operative’s Business Support Centre in Lichfield will also be gathering on 28 September to raise funds for the cause.

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 Staffordshire:

  • Wellings Funeral Service, held at 55 Derby Street, Burton-on-Trent from 10am to 12pm on Friday, 28 September
  • Co-operative Funeralcare Werrington, held at Crowson House, 1150 Lincoln Road, Werrington from 10am to 4pm on Friday, 28 September
  • Co-operative Funeralcare Stretton, held at 5 The Precinct, Stretton from 12pm 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.

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, @mycooplife and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative

Rob Smyth at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140

Email – publicrelations@centralengland.coop



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