For most, Christmas is a happy time spent celebrating and relaxing with friends and family. But if you’re in the quarter of the population that lives with mental health problems, it can be one of the most difficult times of the year. Find out how our Christmas sandwiches will contribute towards Mind, SAMH and Inspire.

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We’ve partnered with Steel Warriors to help create the 20 open air, free-to-use gyms made from recycled knives. This forms part of our work to protect, support or improve 2,000 local community spaces by 2022. Rebecca Birkbeck, Director of Community and Shared Value explains more.

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From Brighton to Belfast, members have been coming together for some food-sampling, Fairtrade pledging and campaign-planning at Co-op Join in Live events across the UK. Nick Crofts, President, National Members’ Council explains what happened in the meetings. 

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Developing our food so it’s the best it can be is what our Delicious Food Team do. Product Developer, Kate, explains how we put the best of New York into our new Grandma Pizza range.

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Co-op Member Pioneer pouring coffee for a community group

We’ve partnered with Social Enterprise UK to celebrate and increase support for social enterprises – businesses that trade for a social or environmental purpose. Ed Powell, Partnerships Manager, explains how you can get involved.

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We’re celebrating 25 years of our partnership with Fairtrade and the impact it has on our producers around the world. Michael Fletcher, Co-op’s Retail Chief Commercial Officer, explains why Fairtrade is still so important and why Co-op is 100% committed to continuing to support it over the next 25 years and beyond.

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We’ve been working with Co-op Members to find innovate ways to help reduce plastic at Co-op. Alice Leuenberger, explains how her winning suggestion will now be used for products in Co-op stores across the UK

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