Special quiz in Ashbourne hosted by Co-op to raise vital charity funds

Central England Co-operative has joined up with the Ashbourne Fairtrade Group to host a special quiz night for charity.

The retailer, which has recently opened a new Food Store in Blenheim Road, is putting on the event from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday, 14 November at the Ashbourne Lodge Care Home, in Derby Road.

The event will also include Fairtrade wine, cheese and chocolate tasting.
Entry costs £2 per person and tickets are available from the new store and the store, in Dig Street. All proceeds will go to Dementia UK and the Fairtrade Group.

Tanya Noon, Member and Community Relations Officer, said: “We are so proud to have opened a new store in Ashbourne and, along with our other store in Dig Street, love being part of this community.

“This is why we are putting on this great event, to allow people to have some fun and raise some money for charity at the same time.”

The Blenheim Road Co-operative food store is open from 7am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday.

The store offers a wide range of products from everyday necessities to something a little more special.

This includes fresh and fruit and vegetables, an in-store bakery offering breads and pastries, chilled beers and wines, fresh and frozen product, Irresistible product ranges, and a great selection of food to go.

It also offers Paypoint, Collect Plus, foreign currency, a free car park and a free cash machine.


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, travel shops, 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 at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140


Email –publicrelations@centralengland.coop